I had a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8 on it but I wanted to switch to Linux Mint. After disabling UEFI secure boot and some other things I managed to get Linux Mint installed on the 24GB SSD.
I'm new to this so I assumed that the install wizard would sort out everything so that it would work alongside my 1TB HDD. I realize I was mistaken.
My question is, what is the best way to set up/install Linux Mint using the 24GB SSD and the 1TB HDD? From what I've found online I've just got more confused as there seems to be many different ways of doing this. Basically I think I need to choose a drive for 1: the OS, 2: the swap space, 3: the data.
Also, what do I do with the partitions in the 1TB HDD. There are currently 7 partitions on it....
949GB: windows8_OS (NTFS)
24GB: lenovo drivers (NTFS)....are these important?
21GB: Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment (NTFS)
1GB: Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment (NTFS)
1GB: bfbfafe7-a34f-448a-9a5b-6213eb736c22 (FAT32)....I think this is windows related?
273MB: EFI System (FAT32)
134MB: Microsoft Reserved (unknown)
- Lenovo ideapad u410 touch
- Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz × 4
- Memory: 7.7GiB
I use my laptop mostly for heavy browsing, watching movies, programming, wordprocesing etc