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Running primary and secondary drives on Dell laptop.
« on: April 25, 2019, 04:37:49 pm »
So I replaced the DVD-RW drive on this Dell e6430 laptop with a caddy and a second (toshiba/1TB) HDD. I have a 64GB SSD in the primary drive slot. I intend for this to be my boot drive and the large HDD as storage. I know I've  been through all this before on this forum, but I need a bit of hand-holding, as per usual. I can do this from "disks" right? What do I need to do to set up this sort of hybrid operation?
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Re: Running primary and secondary drives on Dell laptop.
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 04:40:46 pm »
So are  we talking about a reinstall ?

Or moving /home  on a live system ?
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Re: Running primary and secondary drives on Dell laptop.
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 04:47:56 pm »
Yeah I think the latter. I'm running PM9 on the primary drive - the SSD. I just installed a secondary HDD in that  DVD slot, a new(ish) blank drive and I guess what I want is for the HDD to function as storage, so saving files of all sorts to the HDD - documents/download/music/pictures/desktop etc.

Yes, I think that /home option you mentioned.

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 04:54:36 pm »
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Re: Running primary and secondary drives on Dell laptop.
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 05:05:18 pm »
ok thx.