How do I make my second harddrive the default

Asked by W. J. Thraveson-Lambert on 2012-07-31

I have two hard drives on my computer, On the smaller one Install Ubuntu and on the other I store all my files. How do I set the computer so that when I click on files it shows my storage had drive not my OS hard drive

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W. J. Thraveson-Lambert
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2012-08-18
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2012-07-31

If you make the partition be mounted at boot, you can symlink the files to the other partition, when you access the data it will appear to be on the smaller partition but in reality it is on the larger partition.

Thanks, I did Identify the drive at boot and they appear on the menu but as I said all the system generated folders appear on the drive which contains the OS, whereas I would like them to be on the other drive so that when I have to re-install the os I don't lose all my saved work. The symlink sounds an excellant solution but this answer poses another question, how do I create a symlink?

The problem is not solved but since there is no more help on offer I am closing the question