I want to install Linux on my main PC but it has an SSD and a 1TB HDD, i want to know how to use the SSD only for the OS and some programs and the HDD for everything else (i use it this way on Windows 10), is this possible? If it is can someone tell me how to install it that way? Thank you
- create unallocated space on the SSD, 20GB is more than enough.
- create unallocated space on the HDD, as much as you feel is needed.
- Create a partition on the SSD as ext4 on the unallocated space and name the mountpoint
- Create a partition on the HDD as ext4 with a mount point you create yourself.
- after install open a terminal and set the mountpoint to your user.
- after install open a termimal and remove all the visible directories in /home/$USER/ (so not the hidden files).
~./config/users-dirs.dirsand change it to your mountpoint.
- put a copy of
users-dirs.dirson your HDD.
This way you keep all system related files and settings on the SSD and all personal data on the HDD.
When you re-install: format / and mount the mountpoint without formatting. Remove dirs in /home/$USER/ and copy
users-dirs.dirs on the HDD to