Got 2 ssds and 1 Hdd.Need some help with parttitioning

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Got 2 ssds and 1 Hdd.Need some help with parttitioning

Post by sand87ch » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:23 am

Hi,
I have previously used ubuntu for 2 years and intermittently elementary and fedora.Went back to Windows 7.
When earlier i had storages viz.,
1.128gb ssd
2.1Tb hdd


Normally i do manual partitioning and use the following:-
1. /boot - 1024mb(primary)
2. root -/ - 51198mb(logical)

on the 128gb ssd

and

3.swap-8191mb
4.home-440201mb(logical)

on the 1Tb hdd

My issue now is that i have upgraded by adding a 512GB ssd.

Normally in windows we would include C(128gb ssd),D(512gb SSD),E(1TB HDD).

So with this added 512gb SSD how do i do the partitioning.I want the /home on the HDD(for movies,songs and photos etc like before)and my coding and stuff(Eclipse workspaces,etc) on the 512gb SSD.Its here that i am confused of how to do that-->I mean how to allot the whole space for just the coding and stuff.What to denote it with??
Can you please help?

Regards,
Sandeep

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Re: Got 2 ssds and 1 Hdd.Need some help with parttitioning

Post by sand87ch » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:22 pm

doea anyone have an idea about wat to do

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Re: Got 2 ssds and 1 Hdd.Need some help with parttitioning

Post by arvy » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:30 pm

Unless I've misunderstood or completely missed some added complexity, you only need to create a single ext4 partition on your new SSD so that it can be mounted and used for whatever type(s) of data you wish under your home directory. Give it whatever name you want to call it. Do you need help with the /etc/fstab entry for mounting? General info here.
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Re: Got 2 ssds and 1 Hdd.Need some help with parttitioning

Post by sand87ch » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:45 pm

So can i put
1. /home on the 1tb hdd,and
2./home/work on the 512 gb ssd??

Does this make sense?

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Re: Got 2 ssds and 1 Hdd.Need some help with parttitioning

Post by arvy » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:54 pm

Sure, although I think you'd probably want it mounted as a sub-folder of your own username folder. What you create on various drives are just ordinary partitions. You then mount those partitions any way you wish as folders, sub-folders, or whatever. Unlike Windows, Linux doesn't restrict you to so-called "drive letters". :)
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Re: Got 2 ssds and 1 Hdd.Need some help with parttitioning

Post by sand87ch » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:41 pm

Still unsure..i will try and then if smthng doesnt work will get back

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Re: Got 2 ssds and 1 Hdd.Need some help with parttitioning

Post by arvy » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:13 pm

I understand. I haven't been around Linux so long myself that I can't recall being uncertain about every new step. I can only assure you that the effects of creating any partition on any drive aren't essentially different except that the ext file system used by Linux allows much greater flexibility in the ways they can be mounted and "seen" by the end user. It's that "strange" new mounting process and its potential uses that takes some getting used to. If it helps, you can think of it as something akin to hard links in Windows, although the purists will no doubt object to that analogy. :wink:

In fact, it's the jackass that decided to assign so-called "drive letters" to partitions that should be pinned to an ant hill for all the resulting confusion about what's actually a drive and what isn't.
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Re: Got 2 ssds and 1 Hdd.Need some help with parttitioning

Post by sand87ch » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:38 am

So i tried..
Did the following
1.120gb ssd
Swap
Root
Boot
Efi
2.1tb hdd
/home
3.512gb ssd
I selected mount point as/home and then added/work to it.when i clicked continue it showee that all the other ssds and hdds had the mount point /home/work.
Its a mess now.so I halted the install.

Can anyone suggest how i shoud select the name or the mount point?i am quite confused and stuck due to this

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Re: Got 2 ssds and 1 Hdd.Need some help with parttitioning

Post by arvy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:39 am

To minimize confusion, it would be best to handle it as two separate and distinct operations. If you first get Linux Mint installed with all other partitions and their mount points specified as you want them, mounting of the new SSD's ext4 partition can be added to /etc/fstab afterward. As I said above, I'm quite sure you'll actually want it mounted as a /home/<yourusername>/work sub-folder, or whatever you choose to call it.
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Re: Got 2 ssds and 1 Hdd.Need some help with parttitioning

Post by sand87ch » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:02 am

Still problem..installed mint successfully but
1.installed boot,efi,root and swap on 128gb ssd
2.installed /home/work on 512gb ssd
3.installed /home/media/photos,videos and music as mount points for 1tb hdd

After installation found /home to be installed on the 128gb disk and thats the one showing under mycomputer.

Please can someone guide me thru this.my requirement is that the home..media..photos,videos etc come undee my computer as such and not be tucked away under file system.pls help

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Re: Got 2 ssds and 1 Hdd.Need some help with parttitioning

Post by arvy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:07 pm

Your problems arise from introducing your own complications into the Mint installation process that are completely unnecessary. I suspect that you've probably read some on-line guide somewhere that suggested a lot of extra partitions and mount points without your fully understanding the concepts and underlying reasons. The best and kindest suggestion I can offer in the circumstances is to let the Mint installer do the work for you and keep it as simple as possible to start with.

You only need to tell the installer what drive partition you want it to use as the Mint installation's root, what drive partition your want to use as /home, and the EFI System Partition to be used by the Grub boot loader. A swap partition is optional. The installer will automatically create a primary <username> folder under /home (wherever you tell it to put /home) and sub-folders (Documents, Music, Pictures, etc.) under that /home/<username> folder. You do not need to "install" them manually yourself. After that basic setup has been completed successfully, you can then mount the new SSD's partition as a /home/<username>/work subfolder by editing the /etc/fstab file.
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