My laptop came with Win 8 preinstalled. When I installed Ubuntu originally, I had the guided install wipe out Windows for a Ubuntu-only system. However, this ignored my SSD and installed only to the HDD.
I am now reinstalling Ubuntu on the SSD (with ~/Music, ~/Photos, ~/Downloads, and ~/Videos remaining on the HDD and symlinked from Home). When I formatted the SSD, I created a 200MB EFI partition, a 4GB swap, and a ~28GB root partition. However, the new installation is ignoring the new EFI partition and using the 500mb EFI partition on the HDD, presumably left over from Windows 8.
Can I simply remove the EFI partition from the HDD, or do I need to take additional steps to maintain a usable system?