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comment Defragging an ext partition?
Not that I know of. You could use ureadahead, as recent Ubuntu builds do by default (see ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1434502 for more info), to achieve a similar effect. Some of the delay in the Linux boot sequence can be reduced by asking it to start services more concurrently where possible if your disro's boot setup supports this (set CONCURRENCY=shell in /etc/defaults/rc on Debian) and similar tweaks. To check you are making any difference with changes that you make use bootchart.org to show what happens before you tweak things compared to afterwards.
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comment What's the best way to partition your drive?
Yes the default Ubuntu installer is a pain in this regard, but you can get a LVM and/ro RAID setup out of the alternate (text based) installer. And while you still have to make some choices to start with when using LVM, changing you mind later and shuffing space allocations and/or creating new volumes is easier.