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Deathdrain
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installed on wrong drive

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soooo first time Linux... everything finally installed.
once I noticed I had the flash drive in usb3 instead of usb2.0.
usb 2.0 worked like a charm.
I have a 256gb SSD and 1TB HD.
I wanted the install boot to go onto the SSD, but for what ever reason it's on the Hard drive.
is there an easy way to move it to the SSD?
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Colson P
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Re: installed on wrong drive

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You can use Gparted in your LiveCD to copy the partition over.
viewtopic.php?t=253261
But, I would honestly suggest reinstalling the operating system onto the SSD (using the liveCD), and reformatting the hard drive when you're done. Moving your operating system from one drive to another is more likely to have errors than simply reinstalling your system.
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Re: installed on wrong drive

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Installing to the wrong drive is not unheard of--just so you will know.
Welcome to the Mint forums--good to have you join.

Just disconnect the hdd during installation to your ssd to be 100% safe.
Are you dual booting?
Do you plan on using the hdd as a storage?
Please tell more about what you wish to wind up with.
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Re: installed on wrong drive

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no not dual booting ... I ended up cleaning the hard drive removing it and just reinstalled everything on the SSD.. I want like all program files related to Linux on the SSD and the Hard drive for games back up etc. I figured I might as well just start with a clean install for everything and totally done away with Windows.

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Re: installed on wrong drive

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Welcome to the forum and congratulations for being Windows free.
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
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Deepak

I am using Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: installed on wrong drive

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Deathdrain wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:44 pm
no not dual booting ... I ended up cleaning the hard drive removing it and just reinstalled everything on the SSD.. I want like all program files related to Linux on the SSD and the Hard drive for games back up etc. I figured I might as well just start with a clean install for everything and totally done away with Windows.
Excellent. So you want to put your Mint install on your ssd and use the hdd for backup/downloads/data,etc.
imho this is a very good strategy.
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Re: installed on wrong drive

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That hdd-ssd setup is a very common way to go.
BTW, here's some help for setting up your games on Linux; its not easy but you can do it.
https://github.com/lutris/lutris/wiki/How-to:-DXVK
https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/09/h ... games.html
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Re: installed on wrong drive

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The other thing you want to do, IMHO, is set up the HDD as one or more data partitions. There is a very good tutorial on this, written by no-longer-active Forum guru gold_finger. I will mention four things. First, label your partitions (that's a field in GParted). Makes lots of things easier later. Second, the command for editing system files has changed. gksu has been deprecated and the current GUI text editor is xed. So, the command to edit fstab should be either sudo nano /etc/fstab or xed admin:///etc/fstab. Third, I recommend placing your mount points in /media rather than /mnt. This leaves /mnt free for other things, like running chroot. Fourth, use symlinks rather than bind mounts. Simpler and more reliable.

Hope that helps. Good luck.

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