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I am in the process of dual-booting my Windows 10 PC to also run Linux Mint. I have both a 240 GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. The SSD is for the Windows 10 OS, and the HDD is for my files/documents/everything else.

I have just freed up 40 GB on the SSD and 200 GB on the HDD to install Linux. My question is, can I create the "/" partition on the SSD and the "/swap" and "/home" partitions on the HDD? If so, how?

I am completely new to Linux, and so far have been stumped by other questions I have looked at. I am wanting to install the Linux OS to my SSD for speed reasons, and then keep all my files on the HDD.

Let me know if I need to include anything else?

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    Questions on Mint should be asked on Unix & Linux. – muru Sep 23 '15 at 23:26
  • You can have any of the partitions on any of the disks, as long as GRUB is installed on the disk which is given boot priority. – muru Sep 23 '15 at 23:27
  • @muru Thanks, I will remember that for future questions. I completely forgot that this was for Ubuntu, despite the name! My apologies... – Kendall Roth Sep 23 '15 at 23:28
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YES YOU CAN , Just start the ubuntu installation setup and when you reach partitioning menu , 'Do Something Else' (or manual partitioning). Here you will be able to make partitions on whichever disk you want and then assign them as 'swap space' or '/home'. just be sure to make a '/' too ( This is where rest of your os will go ). Good luck.

  • OK, have done this, and will hopefully be lucky. Thanks! P.S. Do I need a "/root"? – Kendall Roth Sep 23 '15 at 23:31
  • No you don't not unless you want use ubuntu as root user. '/root' as acts as '/home' for root user. – H. Freeze Sep 23 '15 at 23:34
  • So I should only need those 3 partitions? This is eventually to be my web development PC, in case that matters. I've been Windows-bound until now. – Kendall Roth Sep 23 '15 at 23:41
  • Yea, those 3 partitions will be fine, also because you will have a separate '/home' you will be able change or install new linux without losing personal data stored in '/home' – H. Freeze Sep 23 '15 at 23:47

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