I would hesitate from having SWAP on an SSD because of wear on the drive...depending on how you use the machine (it is
a netbook), that shouldn't be a problem...
Why do you want to separate /
? One single partition may be more flexible (being only 4Gb in total, you'll want to be judicious in the use of space, and keep it fairly clean).
You should also research setting up fstab
, and consider additional options such as noatime
, which can further reduce the number of writes occurring to the drive...
My wife also has a 701, but with only 1Gb of RAM...I would like to setup KDE on it (with the netbook interface), but the drive is too small. I've run it from a 20Gb USB HDD, and it performs OK (with swap)...so I was going to try it on a 16GB SD card (but I don't have one, yet).
Let us know how this works out for you