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install Mint on a hybrid (SSD+HDD) drive, how to?

Postby gonzobilbao on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:34 pm

Hi everyone


I have a laptop hp ENVY 4 with a hybrid hard drive. It used to have windows 7 installed in the HDD and a hibernation partition in the 32gb SSD drive.I deleted the hibernation partition on the SSD and shrank the windows partition in order to make room for linux. THe way I would like to install is with the boot files on the SSD, for fastness, and the data partitions on the HDD. How do I have to partition/align the partitions in order to get this?
Although i've found some posts on this topic, so far none explain how to do it.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Re: install Mint on a hybrid (SSD+HDD) drive, how to?

Postby dajoen74 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:24 pm

gonzobilbao wrote:Hi everyone


I have a laptop hp ENVY 4 with a hybrid hard drive. It used to have windows 7 installed in the HDD and a hibernation partition in the 32gb SSD drive.I deleted the hibernation partition on the SSD and shrank the windows partition in order to make room for linux. THe way I would like to install is with the boot files on the SSD, for fastness, and the data partitions on the HDD. How do I have to partition/align the partitions in order to get this?
Although i've found some posts on this topic, so far none explain how to do it.

Thanks in advance!



You should mountainbike root to the partitie on the ssd. It doesn't matter that the mbr which will be read is on the slower harddrive. Als files for booting will be on the ssd.

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Re: install Mint on a hybrid (SSD+HDD) drive, how to?

Postby gonzobilbao on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:14 pm

Thanks for your answer!

So when installing I think I should create an extended partition covering the whole SSD drive, and then inside create a logical partition with mount point /root? Can I add an 8 gb linux-swap logical partition there? (my system has 8gb of RAM).

Then /home in a primary partition on the HDD, covering the remaining space there?

I guess I will have to activate my swap partition later...

Many noob questions, is the first time I arrange all the partitions manually!

Cheers!
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Re: install Mint on a hybrid (SSD+HDD) drive, how to?

Postby usbtux on Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:28 am

Put the swap on the normal hd.
Root on the sdd
home on normal hd
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http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
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Re: install Mint on a hybrid (SSD+HDD) drive, how to?

Postby gonzobilbao on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:07 pm

So I guess

A) Primary partition containing /home, on sda (my HDD)
B) extended partition containint logical prtition /swap on my HDD
C) extended partition containing ligical /root partition? on SSD (sdb)

shouldnt swap be on the ssd , to make it faster (I think my SSD supports TRIM). And how big should be /root, should it thake the whole 32gb SSD?

THanks!
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Re: install Mint on a hybrid (SSD+HDD) drive, how to?

Postby usbtux on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:49 pm

primary partition for root (on sdd)

extended with home and swap inside. Primary for windows ( already done)
Root can be the whole of the sdd if you want - a minimum of about 10G
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[SOLVED] Re: install Mint on a hybrid (SSD+HDD) drive, how t

Postby gonzobilbao on Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:19 pm

Al right, so I have done it and it works like a charm. I had problems with GRUB, but everything worked out using boot-repair. Now my computer is so much faster!! THanks!
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