Can I install root on the SSD and /home on the HDD?
- Yes, you can. Select “Manual partition” option in the Calamares installer, mount partition on the SSD on / and the partition on the HDD on /home.
(For details on partitioning and mounting see the User Guide pages 61-72 for BIOS systems and pages 73-90 for a UEFI system.)
Is it a good idea?
- Contra: It is not the best idea, because config and cache files in the home folder would profit from the speed of the SSD. Another thing to consider is that your system becomes less flexible and less portable. If you wanted to use the HDD on another machine you wouldn’t be able to login to your customized user session with the SSD alone. You would lose all the configs and get the defaults for a new user instead.
- Pro: [To do]
Are there better alternatives?
- [To do]