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I am building a new PC. I am planning on having both a SDD and HDD.

I want to install the latest Ubuntu release to, and have the PC boot from and run the OS from, the SSD.

I also want any files, such as pictures, music, docs, etc to automatically be written to and saved on the HDD.

This will keep the SSD/OS relatively "clean" and allow for the fastest possible boot.

The forums here have a lot of posts about Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu, moving a system over to SSD, cloning from HDD to SSD, etc. I cannot seem to find a post on this exact suject. If there is one, can somebody direct me to it.

Note that I am a noob when it comes to Linux. I have studied and understand how to do such an install and disk(s) setups on W7 & W8.

Thanks for any help.

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marked as duplicate by Luis Alvarado Jul 24 '14 at 21:37

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

You haven't specified if you will also have any Windows version and if so which OS will be your primary system. – Sadi Feb 24 '14 at 13:09
Sorry, failed to state this in original question: no, there will be no other OS on the box or any drives, just Ubuntu. – user251774 Feb 25 '14 at 12:38

I have been using Ubuntu on my Hybrid Hard Disk (SDD+HDD) for more than a year now, with the first SDD partition allocated for root filesystem (referred to as "/") and second SDD partition allocated for "/home" (which includes all user settings and also some basic user data) as well as a large Data partition (for the bulk of user data files and folders) and a swap partition on HDD.

And this seems a good configuration with a good performance for my purposes.

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