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Partitioning an external hard drive for Linux

I want to partition an external SSD hard drive (30GB) for Ubuntu. What is the proper size for main partition, Swap partition and for the rest? I want to use remaining disk space to store files, so ...
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Installing Ubuntu and Windows 8 on SSD and user files on HDD

Quick note about my system: I have an absolutely clean (in terms of data on hard drives) laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1TB HDD, both secure boot and UEFI can be disabled in bios menu. My question is ...
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Problems while using an SSD. Some HDD and SSD partitions fail to mount

I just added a new SSD drive and copied all the root files to it, edited fstab and updated the grub. Now the system is booting but some partitions fail to mount including 1 SSD partion and the swap ...
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My laptop has both a 500 GB HDD and a 32 GB SSD, what's the best way to partition my Ubuntu Installation, and How?

Would the best method be to install the OS on the SSD and then keep all my files on the HDD? What do you think is the best way to partition my installation, and how would I do so? Thanks!
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setting up ubuntu server 12.04 with SSD/HDDs questions

I am setting up Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I am using 120GB SSD for OS and 3x4TB in RAID 5 (software RAID 5) Here are my partitions that I configured during the initial installation: /, /boot, swap on ...
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237 views

I'm confused about SSD optimization

I've tried to find out the deal with this, but I just can't. I have 3 drives in my rig. 1 240GB SSD, which I would like the main OS to go on (I have 16GB of RAM so no swap needed), a 1 TB backup drive ...
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Reasonable partition scheme for Windows 7 Ultimate/Ubuntu dual boot with SSD and HDD

I've just completed a new build and I am planning to install and use Linux for the first time in the form of a dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate & the latest Ubuntu release. I intend to use a ...
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How do I prepare for Dual Boot Windows7 & Ubuntu

I am new to the Ubuntu Community and I apologize if this has been covered - I found some similar questions, but none quite like mine. My goal is to have a dual boot Win7 or Ubuntu 13.0. Here is where ...
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How to clone a dual boot system to an SSD in my case?

I've purchased a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (which comes with magician, the clonning software for samsung). I was willing to clone my (C:) partition (166.44GiB) and my ubuntu (12.04) partition(s) to the ...
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Dual-Boot Installation Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 64 bit

So I've been spending tons of hours on this issue, nothing has been able to give me an exact result and I don't have a ton more time to spend on this issue. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 64gb SSD and ...
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Identify SSD cache drive

I've just bought a crunchy piece of Asus N550LF laptop. The supplier claims that it comes with a secondary 16GB SSD drive, however it's neither listed in BIOS, nor can be seen in gparted as a ...
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An error occured while mounting /.(also /home)

I've read through related threads but a lot of the suggestions seemed somewhat vague and unhelpful. I re-installed Ubuntu 13.10 yesterday after running into some problems. I set it up to where / ...
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I think about adding a second hard drive to my laptop

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 ...
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How I can I set up Ubuntu with as much as possible on a nonbootable raid

I have an older system with a BIOS, a 64gb SSD, an a nonbootable fakeraid running windows 8.1 I want to install ubuntu and move as much of the installation as possible to the nonbootable raid. I've ...
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Dual Kubuntu 13.10 for SSD+HDD configuration with same /boot/ partition - how to do it?

I'd installed SSD to my desktop and copyed existing Kubuntu 13.10 from HDD to it (fixed /etc/fstab and so after copying). Because some BIOS&AHCI related issues I'm need to disable SSD in BIOS ...
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1answer
108 views

Partitioning a 256GB SSD [closed]

I'm planning to buy a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. It comes with 256 GB of SSD. My intention is to install Ubuntu GNOME and I'm not sure of how my partitions should be arranged. I've always used ...
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Problem with internal SDD disk

I have an IdeaPad Y510P. It comes with an 24GB SSD, and one 1TB hard disk. I had to install Linux Mint twice in this computer. During my first installation of Linux I put /boot and /home in the 24GB ...
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70 views

Installing ubuntu on a 16 gb ssd

I'm pretty new to linux, and I'm trying to make a dual boot now to try to learn it. But I'm having some difficulties because I want it in a pretty weird way. First of all, my laptop has 3 drives, a 16 ...
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Planning Storage

I've just bought a new laptop (ASUS SS551LB) and decided to install an Ubuntu on it (for the first time after many years with Windows). I have two storage devices: SSD of 24GB, and a regular disk with ...
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How do I format my 24gb SSD for ubuntu?

I have an Asus Ultrabook S400CA-DB51T and I want to replace windows 8 with ubuntu. No dual boots or anything like that, just 100% ubuntu. I'm trying to make the conversion with the 13.10 image, but ...
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problems after reinstalling and repartitioning, ubuntu not running

I had installed Ubuntu on my 32gb SSD and everything was fine until I figured I should try to use my 500gb HDD for something. So I ran Ubuntu from my usb, went on the installation guide, repartitioned ...
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Redirect library location in Nautilus

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop, and I will install a dual-boot configuration with Windows 8.1 N and Ubuntu 13.10 (amd64 version). But since the SSD has a limited amount of storage ...
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1answer
70 views

SSD from Windows drive to external drive under Ubuntu

My SSD Samsung 840 was used as OS drive for a Windows 7 based machine. I want to use it now as external SSD drive under Ubuntu. I formatted it with Gparted to remove recovery partitions of Windows ...
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1answer
158 views

Reorganize partitions with HDD and SSD

In my notebook I have a 16GB SSD and 1TB HDD. I have installed W7 an the HDD ~250GB. Then I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. The / I put on the SSD with ~12GB and also the SWAP with the rest of ~4GB. The ...
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292 views

SSD use cases / Windows-Ubuntu Dual Boot with UEFI

I got a Asus S550 CM Ultrabook with Windows 8 pre installed, 24 GB SSD, 750 GB HDD and am looking at UEFI for the first time. I am a web developer and would only be using a few IDEs, My SQL and a ...
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1answer
118 views

dd decreased the size of ssd

My 32 Gb ssd was partitioned with 8 Gb and 29 Gb. I used dd to write ubuntu iso onto my pendrive but accidentally wrote it to my 8 gb partition of my ssd. Now gparted dosent show that 8 Gb partition. ...
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1answer
144 views

Installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win7 [duplicate]

Ok, I've noticed alot of people asking this question. But none of the solutions works for me. Keep in mind I have NEVER touched Ubuntu before. I want to try out Ubuntu and get to know it. Here is ...
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Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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2answers
59 views

GParted doesn't find partitions

I'm trying to install a dual boot on SSD 120 GB using win 7 and ubuntu 13.10/12.04. To avoid redundant trouble I'm trying to install win7 first (and partition the system there) and then use that ...
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2answers
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Why did I get two Home directories?

Fresh install of 13.10, put "swap" and "/home" on 80G hdd and then "/" on a 32G ssd. Everything works fine BUT when I examine the drives they both have a "home" directory with a "mike" (that's me) sub ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer on SSD boots to black screen with blinking underscore [duplicate]

What I have done: Downloaded Ubuntu-130.10-desktop-amd64.iso Partitioned my SSD into a single partition with Ext4 file system Checked hashes - Hash for the .iso is ok Ran following command sudo ...
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3answers
318 views

Combining SDA and SDB

I recently purchased a laptop to install ubuntu onto. From my understanding, there is 1 SSD inside with a size of 256GB. However, upon attempting to install ubuntu, I am given two partitions, SDA and ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer not recognizing my windows 8.1 partitions [duplicate]

I recently put together a computer with windows 8.1 (installed on SSD), and I wish to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10. However the installer does not recognize windows 8.1 nor does it recognize the ...
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1answer
562 views

Disk setup with a small SSD and a large HDD

I have a notebook on which I on want to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot with Window 8.1. It has an 500GB HDD, and a 24GB SSD used as cache in Windows. In Windows I disabled ExpressCache and ...
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1answer
129 views

How to wisely partition a 2TB HDD?

Well I have some doubts about how to assign partitions on my HDDs and SSD. I'll explain my setup and how do I plan to use it and you can give me advices. I have a 120GB SSD where I have Windows 7 and ...
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1answer
153 views

How can I install Ubuntu and Windows 7 on the same SSD, then use another drive for data storage

I have a small SSD (120gb), and a much larger drive (3TB), and want to install both OS's onto the SSD and use the 3TB one for data and gaming storage. Is this possible, and easily doable? The main ...
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2answers
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Installing programs in root vs home partitions?

I'm a new Linux user and a Windows convert. I tried Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) a few years ago and liked it quite a bit, and I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu 13.10 along side Windows7 on my brand ...
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1answer
625 views

SSD + HDD with Ubuntu

I have buy new computer with SSD 128 GB and HDD 750 GB and i'd like to install Ubuntu 13.10 O.S., hardware drivers and programs that i will use more often on the SSD and data on the HDD Disk (film, ...
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1answer
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Is it safe to format msftres, msftdata and hidden partitions?

I have an acer V7 which came with a 1TB HDD, 24GB SSD and Windows 8 installed. I have installed Ubuntu onto the SSD and formatted the main partitions of the HDD. However, I also notice 3 other ...
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1answer
260 views

Empty Disk when trying to install dual-boot system

I recently purchased an SSD to speed up my computer experience. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot system. The plan was to install Windows 8 on the SSD and then set aside ~30GB for the ...
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253 views

Dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu in SSD/HDD system

I have a recently bought a laptop with an SSD of 128GB (46 GB free space) and a HDD of 1TB (350 GB free space). Currently, I have installed windows 8 on the SSD (C drive) and I use the the HDD (D ...
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1answer
149 views

Can I delete partitions of an SSD drive?

I have an SSD which is installed with Windows 8 and UEFI. My main concern is that GParted might not be able to get rid of the hidden partitions SDA1, 5, 6 and I'll be left with some kind of legacy ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu 13.10 on SSD (system) and HDD (data). Missing /grub/i386-pc/normal.mod

I've got a HDD (750 GB) and a SSD (16 GB). I want to install Ubuntu (13.10) on the SSD, but because of its small size, I need to install /home, /var and /tmp on the HDD. After that, I would like to ...
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How to change the default drive to install programs on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Hello I have Ubuntu and Windows XP installed on my SSD. I want to use my other terabyte HDD for programs such as Steam etc... because I am out of space on my SSD.
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1answer
678 views

How do I perform an installation with RAID1 HDDs and two SSDs?

I have a setup with 2 HDDs (1TB), 2 SSDs (32GB and 120GB) and 16GB RAM, and I want to do the following: Put the two HDDs in a RAID 1 for redundancy, and use that volume for the bulk of file-saving, ...
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2answers
314 views

Can I copy 2 partitions at a time with sudo dd

I have copied Windows from one hard drive to another with SUDO DD many times successfully. It was always from a smaller SSD (120 GB) to a at least same sized or bigger SSD. I could always copy the ...
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60 views

Help move swap and home to new hard drive

SSD for OS drive and 1tb storage drive for everything else. I want to move the Swap partition and home location to the storage drive. The 1tb storage drive is already formatted with one maximum ext4 ...
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117 views

Can I let Ubuntu use the same SSD cache drive as Windows 8 which is on the same system and hdd as Ubuntu?

I got a pretty straightforward question. First let me explain the structure that I have in mind: I got a 24gb ssd which will function as a cache drive I got a 1tb HDD which will be used to install ...
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144 views

Installing Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on SSD doesn't find the harddrive

I'm having trouble with my SSD (Intel 520 series, 120gb) when I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my computer with a USB. It doesn't recognize my hard drive under the partition part. I've been switching ...
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Put swap on SSD or HDD?

New installation coming up. 120gb SSD for OS and HOME and 1tb HDD for storage. 16gb of ram which means 16gb of swap if I recall correctly. SSD space is too valuable for a swap partition right? If my ...