Partitioning techniques, primary partitions and boot loader
Good day everyone,
I partitioned my new laptop following a "how to" and this is what they advised:
/boot ---> 2 G | primary partition | ext4 | mount point: /boot
SWAP -- 1:1 RAM --> 4 G | primary partition | swap | mount point: NIL
/ ---> 54 G | primary partition | ext4 | mount point: /
/home ---> 240 G | logical partition | ext4 | mount point: /home
I would like to to understand the interest of making 3 primary partitions? (/, boot and SWAP), would that work with just / as a primary partition?
Another question is: where would you advice to install you boot loader of your system?
More generally speaking what is the best practice in term of partitioning your linux distros?
Do you have any reading recommendation on the subject? (books, websites?)
Thank you so much for your help!