How to put my home directory on another Hard Drive

Asked by Rich.b on 2015-01-10

I would like to build a new desktop PC, with a SSHD plus a normal HD. I will be installing Ubuntu 14:04 64 bit or latest OS at the time.

I would like to put the home folder on the normal HD and the OS on the SSHD drive.

I have a Corsair TX550M PSU which I will using for the new PC.

Any advice please including hardware broad & processor .

Will be doing normal internet access plus picture and video editing.

Thank you for any help.

Richard

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2015-01-10
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Use the 'something else' option during installation. You can make partitions as you need a swap partition of equal or larger than your RAM (I assume you have more than 2Gb RAM). Then the rest for / formatted to Ext4. You can then make your /home partition formatted to Ext4 on the other drive.

Fstab will be created appropriately.

Rich.b (aybi30) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.