I just bought a laptop with 256GB SSD and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I already have Ubuntu on my PC, but I really don't know if there is a difference between installing Ubuntu on SSD or HDD. Do I need some special partition or something? I really don't remember the steps that I took to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC because it was 2 years ago. ANow I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop for stability.

Is there special information about installing Ubuntu 14.04 on an SSD or it is just like on HDD? I read about how to optimize the SSD, but first I need to install Ubuntu.


  • Laptop: Asus F550JK-DM152D, 15.6", Full HD
  • CPU: Core i7-4710HQ 2.50GHz
  • RAM: 12GB
  • SSD: 240GB
  • DVD-RW
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 850M 4GB
  • OS: Free DOS

Will there be any problems with Ubuntu on this laptop? Not on performance but on compatibility.


Just install it just as on a normal "HDD". If you want to you can optimize the SSD but it's NOT necessary (as long as you are not an enthusiast, I would leave it as it is).

Here is a installation guide (in case you need one): http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-desktop

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