I have 2 physical drives on my laptop, a 500 GB hard drive and a 120 GB SSD. I installed Ubuntu on the SSD, and it thus became my boot drive. I moved my /home folder to the hard drive because I have more space for my pictures, music, etc. Now I noticed that my SSD has only a few GB used up and I would like to use the rest of that space for games, software and maybe a virtual machine. My first instinct would be to partition this drive, but I'm not too sure. Any ideas on how I should proceed?
You're running in the exact same way as me: SSD for the system, HDD for
Under Linux, there is a difference between the
/boot and the
/. The former is a tiny fraction of the system, whereas the latter is everything else (in your case: excluding
So your SSD is not only used for the
/boot but also for
/tmp (where temporary files get created)
/bin where executables reside, ... Basically, if you install software and games they're going to go to the SSD, and the save files will be going to your HDD.
For the full documentation head to FileSystem Hierarchy Standard and download the PDF and read all about it.