Gentoo on Asus Eee PC 1015PEM
As my first post, I'd like to ask a couple of questions regarding running Gentoo on an Asus Eee PC 1015PEM
Hardware of interest:
CPU: Dual Core Intel atom N550 (at) 1.5 GHz
RAM: 2 Gb of DDR3 (at) 800 MHz
HDD: 300 Gb - Plans for future SSD
And a whole lot more which isn't really interesting.
I'm currently running Debian, which was my backup plan, should I fail in regards to Gentoo, which I did, but more on that in another Thread.
First I did a standard install, which worked perfectly, and I do mean perfectly. Only thing I didn't check was USB tethering with my HTC Legend, which works with Ubuntu, but that is of little importance at this point.
Next I did a fresh install, without GUI. I then installed fluxbox and xserver to the best of my abilities, and all things considered, it works quite well.
But now to the point.
1. As I plan to install an SSD, as soon as I can afford it (recommendations on SSDs are more than welcome BTW), I'd very much like to know if I should be concerned with regards to which file system I use.
2. Also in regards to the SSD, sort of, I'd very much like to know if it would be OK to drop the swap with "only" 2 Gb of RAM. I initially though I'd be able to install 4 Gb of RAM, so I wasn't too concerned, but now I'm not so sure.
3. In your opinion, what would be the perfect minimalistic setup, still including a GUI?
4. If you know of a desktop environments in the same weight class as fluxbox, that you can recommend, please enlighten me. I like fluxbox very much, but it is quite a bother getting things to work perfectly.
I think that is all, so thanks in advance and see you around.
Honestly... Parsing the at sign as an e-mail? Took me forever to actually post this...
5. I noticed that Debian no longer uses a boot partition, and I never really got the point with it in the first place. So while the Gentoo Handbook still recommends it, is there really any good reason to not just use one big partition?
I do understand the benefits of a separate home partition and such, this only concerns the boot partition.