Ubuntu: Using multiple hard drives [duplicate]



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I moved recently (like, yesterday) from Windows to Ubuntu. My computer has one SSD and one HDD, and I installed the operating system on the SSD. Now, I would like to keep most of my things in the HDD, but use the SSD for important stuff. In Windows, the drives were clearly different, but I don't understand how I can do this in Ubuntu. So, how can I use both drives, and how do I know where I'm installing/downloading/etc applications and/or files? I haven't done anything yet, so everything should be completely at a "starting point". Also, I am completely new to Ubuntu.


Solution:1

Linux operating systems organize the file system in a tree structure. Since you installed the OS to your SSD, that drive is the root of the tree and is mounted at / Where on the tree the HDD is depends on how and where you mount it. It can be anywhere on the tree you desire. (One common location to mount a secondary drive on a home system is /home as that is the location on the tree that by default holds all the users files. For a good overview, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxFilesystemTreeOverview


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