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I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop and I want to replace the DVD drive with a 16GB SSD drive. Now I have just 2 partitions on my hard drive ( / and /home), after adding the SSD drive I want to use it like the current partition mounted in / and my HDD like the current partition mounted in /home. Is it possible? Has somebody tried this method to use Ubuntu?

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You can certainly do as you describe. It may be easiest to simply back up your data in /home reinstall. You otherwise have to move you data, edit /etc/fstab, and update grub. – bodhi.zazen Feb 27 '14 at 17:35
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I have a second drive in an old tower, with / and the swap file on a forty gig /dev/sda and /home on a 300 gig /dev/sdb. Works fine. (It's a salvaged system pieced together from scraps.) However, a second hard drive on a laptop would be a fearsome drain on your battery.

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The battery isn't a problem. I write lines of code day by day and for me the most important is the speed of work – L.V.A Feb 27 '14 at 17:38
About swap I think that will not be necessary, I will add 4GB to the current 4GB, it's enough. – L.V.A Feb 27 '14 at 17:40
Is the existing drive also an SSD, or is one a traditional "disk" drive? Never having attempted what you're thinking of doing, it's not obvious to me that having the system files on an SSD and the user files on a magnetic drive would be noticeably faster. Interesting question, though. – Marc Feb 27 '14 at 17:54

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