So, I'm proceeding with caution! Before I do anything . . .
If you want to be able to let your system go into sleep mode swap may be a bit low.
After clicking on ext4 I get the screen 'Create New Partition' (No problem)
The size of ext4 can be increased from 6397mb to 19092mb max (No problem)
Then it asks for the mount point . . . . (help!)
Please advise about the mount point, thanks
I'd make it /home
would make it "/". That's not wrong either. It depends on how you use your computer. Not even making it /home/<yourname>/Data
Making it /mnt/data
is ever so slightly wrong, and (considering standards) making it /Data
is decidedly wrong -- but will work. Don't make the mountpoint /media/data
or anything similar. That's not what the /media
folder is intended for.
If I follow your advice what size swap would you recommend to put on sdb?
That depends on how much RAM you have, and on whether you are in the habit of putting your computer to sleep without shutting down. How much RAM do you have?
Can I then increase sda to max size for ext4 without losing any data?
Yes. But make a backup first anyway. You can usually rely
on computer programs, but you should never trust
Hope this makes sense.
Everything you've written has made perfect sense.