Partitioning adjustment and installation of Linux
In the fall of 2015 I purchased a new SSD to replace the HDD that was in my Satellite A665-S6050 since I have plenty (1TB) of external storage space. The SSD I purchased is 250 GB, at the time I installed it through the guidance of an online support chat through BestBuy or circuit city or something.
I now want to install Linux OS on my comp in addition to the Windows 10 that is currently on it. I use Linux for a lot of work at school, and I'm no longer able to complete my assignments and projects in the bioinformatics lab at school. So, it would be very convenient for me to use Linux from my laptop as it is necessary for me to complete almost all of my assignments.
Keep in mind, I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to things like this. My skill set includes: Fixing hardware and mechanical things, biology, math, reading, and Battlefield. So, naturally I have doubts that I partitioned things correctly, or at least optimally, when I originally switched to the SSD.
I'm attaching a screen shot of what my partitioning is currently. Right now, I have Windows 10 on the SSD and some documents, pictures. My external HDD has mostly everything that is on my SSD (as a backup), plus some non-essential things like music, movies, games, and pictures. What should it look like?
When I decided to do this, I had a few questions pop up in my head--
(1) - Will I need to back up everything on my SSD to my HDD during the repartitoning and will repartitioning require me to format my SSD?
(2) - In general, should I have anything on my SSD besides Linux and Windows?