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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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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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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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863 views

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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1answer
592 views

Samsung ssd 840 pro configuration?

I am about to buy an SSD 840 pro from Samsung and I read I needed to do some configuration on ubuntu in order to not reduce its life, and get the optimal performances. What I wanna know is what I need ...
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1answer
33 views

Second HDD from Windows as backup

So I'm migrating back to Ubuntu after a long struggle with Windows specific applications for my college work. My problem is, I now have two hard drives in my laptop, an SSD and a mechanical one. I ...
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1answer
98 views

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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0answers
35 views

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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1answer
65 views

Install Ubuntu on a laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I ordered an xps 15 l521x laptop. It's embedded with a 500 go hardrive + a 32 go ssd m-sata. Windows 8 is pre-installed. I'd like to install Ubuntu on to this laptop while retaining the ...
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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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1answer
37 views

Install package to specified directory, e.g, some where under /home

I do not want packages to be installed under /. (sudo apt-get install ...). The reason why I need to do this is that: My '/' is mounted with my SSD(16GB) and my hard disk(500GB) is mounted at ...
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1answer
132 views

ubuntu desktop installation

I've been searching on the internet for quite some time to find a solution. I've been trying to install Ubuntu Desktop on a new computer build. I would like to install ubuntu desktop on a ssd and ...
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0answers
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Fresh install on a new SSD, black screen on boot [duplicate]

Trying to install 13.10 on a new Asus UX302LA. I changed the from the original 750gb HDD (which comes with win8), to an empty 256gb SSD. When i choose to install Ubuntu, i only get a black screen, ...
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1answer
284 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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47 views

Install packages to /usr/bin

I want to physically separate my data (/home) folder from my root folder for reasons of available space on an SSD I just got. I still, however, want to put my installed programs (everything from g++ ...
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0answers
403 views

Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a ssd & data on RAID HDD

I'm new so please forgive me if i'm posting against the rules or something like that. I found some topics that are a bit related, but none with raid 10. I'm going to switch from Windows server to ...
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2answers
81 views

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
340 views

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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1answer
210 views

Install Ubuntu on windows 8 HDD / SSD system

I have recently bought a laptop with an SSD of 128 GB and a HDD of 1 TB. Currently I am running windows 8. Windows is installed on the 128 GB SSD (C drive) and I use the 1 TB drive for data storage ...
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0answers
39 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
205 views

Install 13.10 on SSD fails

Got some new parts today and decided to rebuild my main computer. Among the parts were a Crucial 240gb SSD. I boot from the live-dvd and partition 200gb of the SSD as "/", and put "/home" on my ...
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0answers
284 views

Installing Ubuntu to a laptop with SSD

I originally had a Windows 8 operating system from which I tried to switch to Linux via USB installation. My computer's hard-drive became completely wiped out and the only thing that it would boot ...
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0answers
22 views

Ubuntu side installation onto W8 Notepad (SSD fast boot) [duplicate]

I'm evaluating to buy a Notebook with W8 (fast boot with 32 GB SSD memory) but I want to install also Ubuntu 12. The computer is supplyied with a HDD 320 GB 5400 rpm with only one partition. I was ...
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2answers
90 views

Problem during installation on SSD

My system run Windows 8 updated to 8.1. Because of incompatibility from windows 8.1 with my hardware (old MB Asus P5BSE with Core2 Quad Q6600, but the disk is a SSD Samsung 830 Series), I want to ...
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1answer
54 views

installing ubuntu on 2 drives

if I have a 32 gb ssd and a 1tb hdd can I put /usr and /home on the 1tb and root on the ssd, or is the 32 gb ssd still not big enough for the os? Is there a different or better configuration I should ...
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1answer
311 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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0answers
110 views

How to encrypt SSD and HDD

I have a computer with an SSD for the system and an HDD for data. I want to encrypt both of them. Is the following configuration correct? SSD size: 20 GB | HDD size: 40 GB And what is the correct ...
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1answer
7k views

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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291 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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0answers
35 views

AMD designation in iso file, and installing on internal ssd

Two very basic questions re 12.04.3-desktop-amd64 I am concerned about the "amd" designation. Does this mean it is for use with AMD processors only? My desktop is a Lenovo 450k with an Intel i5 ...
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325 views

installing ubuntu on ssd in uefi

I have a msi gt70 notebook with preinstalled win 8. It has 32 GB RAM, 3x128 SSD and 1 tb HDD. I want to install Ubuntu and also use win 8 as original state. I search so much on net but I think none is ...
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338 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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0answers
55 views

New Computer, 2 SSDs, 1 Windows 7, Other Ubuntu. NTK? [duplicate]

If I am installing Ubuntu now, will I be able to install another Linux on the same drive without problems? can I access programs, files installed on ubuntu etc? Reading about the install process and ...
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2answers
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Will I reduce the life of my SSD prematurely?

I purchased my first ssd drive and since I have been learning linux figured I would ask about installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a ssd. I know from doing research there was issues with write life on a ...
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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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1answer
251 views

Windows 8 and Ubuntu using SSD as cache

I'm new to the forum, and quite inexperienced working on Ubuntu, so be patient! haha. I recently bought a new Laptop and I'd like to install ubuntu, while keeping some of the features it already has. ...
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1answer
51 views

Does installing ubuntu touch other physical connected hard drives

In my computer I have 2 SSDs. One has Windows installed. The other is waiting to be used. If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on the empty SSD is there any chance that a single bit will be written to the ...
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1answer
746 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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1answer
72 views

How can I transfer Ubuntu from a stick to a new SSD

My SSD died a month ago, I ordered a new SSD that has just arrived. In the meantime I had installed (with friendly help) and had been running Ubuntu from a USB stick. Now I'd like to transfer ...
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1answer
156 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.04 problem with formatting drive

I am trying to install 13.04 on a 60 GB SSD, connected via SATA to a LSI 2008 8 port SAS controller on an SuperMicro MBD-H8DG6-F-0 motherboard. The install took an extremely long time (~ an hour) on ...
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157 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 ...
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2answers
227 views

Fresh install of 13.04 on SSD: no network, no mouse, low graphic mode

I am having some trouble installing 13.04 on an AMD FX4300 UEFI PC with one Samsung SSD 120GB and 1TB HD. After installing from USB stick 13.04 the SSD the PC boots in low graphics mode with no ...
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1answer
99 views

Which bits of Ubuntu need to be on an SSD?

I'm in the process of rebuilding a budget system from used parts. One of the components will be an 8GB SSD, to speed up the machine while continuing to use my 1TB conventional HD. I already use a ...
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1answer
560 views

Ubuntu 12.04 installation on Acer Ultrabook

I have a Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabook, which came bundled with 16GB SSD, Windows 7 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The 500GB hard disk has a recovery partition(16.5 GB), hibernation ...
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1answer
229 views

What is the best way installing Ubuntu on an 1 SSD + 2 HDD combination?

I have installed, already, ubuntu (latest) on SSD OCZ Vertex 4 (everything, home, tmp, /, swap, etc). I have two other HDDs. One is just Windows (used by my wife, only) and one is used to just store ...
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2answers
194 views

Installing ubuntu 13.04 as only os but windows still there (Asus UX32A)?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 as my only OS but something goes wrong (I'm not so good at this). I have Secure Boot disabled, CSM Boot enabled, and cannot find where to disable Intel Smart ...
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2answers
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Do I use ext4 for all partitions (such as / and /boot)? What are the other formats used for?

I'm installing ubuntu onto a new laptop with 24gb SSD and a 500gb HDD. I wanted to put / and swap onto the SSD and /home onto the HDD. Is there anything I shouldn't use ext4 for? I do not ever intend ...
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1answer
96 views

Some things I don't quite understand about partitioning for an installation

So I'm installing ubuntu onto my main desktop, but I don't quite understand the partitioning and how Ubuntu works in general. I have 4 SSDs which I would like to put into a JBOD array. I did some ...
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Creating a swap file or swap partition on the SSD/HDD [closed]

I have Linux Mint 13 LTS which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed it on my SSD and will use the HDD for data storage only. When installing the OS I skipped making a swap file/partition. The ...