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I've just bought my ultrabook Lenovo Flex 14 8GbSSD 500HDD. I want Ubuntu 14.04 as the main OS running on SSD. I used and installed ubuntu 12.04, 13.04 and now 14.04 on my old notebook, but I don't know how to do the installation properly now on this hybrid.

I simply don't know what to do and how to do it:

1) what should I put on SSD and what should I put on HDD? E.g. should I put \Home on SSD or on HDD?

2) how to do this? I can make ubuntu run on my pendrive but don't know how to do the installation properly. I've tried to do a simple installation, erasing W8 but it didn't work.

I only saw tutorials about double boot, but I will run windows on VirtualBox, so the problem is how to install ubuntu properly on SSD.

I've tried to install Ubuntu erasing Win8.1, but it was taking much time, then I aborted it. Now when I choose “something else” in installation it shows:

free space      size: 1Mb  
/dev/sda1 efi       size:536Mb      used:33Mb
/dev/sda2 ext4      size:495367Mb   used:11152Mb    system:Ubuntu 14.04 Lts
/dev/sda3 swap  size:4201Mb used:0Mb
free space      size: 1Mb;

Device for boot loader installation:

/dev/sda ATA ST500LM000-1ej6 (500.1Gb); 
/dev/sda2 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (14.04);
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I'm in a similar situation with a new Lenovo G510 and a hybrid disk drive which has come with 8GB SSD. It's a Seagate ST1000LM014-SSHD and as such the SSD part works as cache only. It needs no drivers and linux cannot even see it as a separate drive. See here. As your machine is also a Lenovo it's fairly likely to be a Seagate also.

Seagate drives have their own internal implementation of caching. Apart from updating firmware, there is nothing else to worry about with them.

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