I am getting ready to install Zorin Pro 16 on my Alienware m15r1. I have two hard drives, a 500GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, with 32GB RAM. I want to put my /home on my HDD and the rest of the OS on the SSD. I know that I am going to have to manually partition in order to accomplish that.
That said, I have read a number of guides on how to do this, however I am a bit confused on the size of a couple partitions and if some are actually needed.
My system is UFEI, so I am assuming that I need to create /boot first. But I see values varying between 512MB up to 2 GB. How large does that partition need to be?
Also, SWAP...again I have read a number of articles that vary between double my current RAM, to just 4GB. After everything that I read (I have 32GB RAM) it appears that I need to set aside 38GB for SWAP if I want to use hibernation, is that correct? Is hibernation even used in Zorin?
Lastly /var, what is that, do I need it, and what size should I use?
Also, is it possible to use LUKS on both hard drives from the installer during manual partioning? I see that there is CLI to accomplish that, but I am not too comfortable with that yet outside of sudo apt-get update and upgrade.