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Dual booting with ssd and hdd

Purna
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I have a Lenovo legion y530

SSD is 128gb

HDD is 1tb

can I install Ubuntu on a partition on the HDD rather than on the SSD

I don't have space left on the SSD

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I guess yes ? You would need to chose from the BIOS settings which drive you would want to be prioritized first, if you pick the HDD it would be the Ubuntu vice verca with the SSD and Windows

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12 minutes ago, Purna said:

I have a Lenovo legion y530

SSD is 128gb

HDD is 1tb

can I install Ubuntu on a partition on the HDD rather than on the SSD

I don't have space left on the SSD

I'm assuming you have the Drive in the computer already? Assuming that, go into windows partition manager and split the partition in windows this permits you to check file integrity tho I've never had a issue using either Windows or Ubuntus installer.

Ubuntu should detect windows on the SSD and should give you a option on which drive you will be installing.

https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-install-ubuntu-desktop

Just make sure you select this:

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https://askubuntu.com/questions/343268/how-to-use-manual-partitioning-during-installation

There should be a drop down for HDDs (link above shows it at the bottom) which will show the partitions on the said drive. I've not installed Ubuntu or any Linux in a few years so it might have changed. You can select live disc first and attempt install this way if anything happens during install you can take a screenshot and upload it here.

 

7 minutes ago, voiha said:

I guess yes ? You would need to chose from the BIOS settings which drive you would want to be prioritized first, if you pick the HDD it would be the Ubuntu vice verca with the SSD and Windows

I'm assuming the system will already have the SSD prioritized as first, but it is a easy fix that actually might not need to be done, depending on how they they set it up.

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You can even install part of Linux on each drive.  Disable the SSD in BIOS before you install, reenable it, run update-grub from within Ubuntu, always boot from the HDD- grub should list windows as an option

 

I have 2 HDDs: Linux on one, win7 on the other

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