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System installation

Post by speedylu77 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:19 pm

someone may tell me how i can install all the system on an SSD disk and the /home in another disk?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: System installation

Post by karlchen » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:33 pm

Hello, Speedylu77.

Welcome to the forum and to Linux Mint. :)
You might like to follow the official installation guide carefully: Install Linux Mint.
When you reach the point where you have to choose an installation type (item 5.), select the option "Something else". It is the only installation type which permits you to create a separate disk partition for your /home directories.
A brief instruction on how to create a separate /home filesystem, located on a separate disk partition (on a different harddisk .e.g), can be found further down in the Installation Guide under FAQ on Partitioning.

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Re: System installation

Post by Mute Ant » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:09 pm

If Something Else is a bit too steep, you can ignore the HDD for a bit and do an automatic install to the SSD. When it's all working from one drive, tell Linux to mount Something Else on top of the /home folder, like a large file-system on the hard drive containing a copy of the SSD /home folder.

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