Hello. I am new to Linux and just setting up my machine.
I am treating this as a fresh start and i am trying to avoid the errors i made when i was a windows user.
I have two drives on my computer (one small SSD and one larger hard drive). I am currently booting from the SSD. I am wondering whether you can set up the system so that i can choose where to install applications, so that i can only put critical applications on the SSD and less critical applications (and my documents) on my hard drive?
I’m afraid that’s not possible. UNIX systems don’t use the principle of volume-oriented storage, or at least, not toward the end-user.
One can split off certain directories so that their contents live on different partitions or physical drives — even on another machine across the network — but one cannot install certain applications on one volume and other applications on another, unless we’re talking of Windows applications/games, which are typically stored under the user’s home directory, but you can set up the system so that certain subdirectories of your home directory reside on a physically different volume.