I have a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD.

Now I have installed Ubuntu 18.04.2 in my SSD. The problem is as the SSD does not have much space and I deal with a lot of huge applications, it is impossible to have enough storage space. Is it possible to install applications in the 1TB HDD and how?


Keep the Linux system files on the SSD to keep your computer running fast. However mount your HDD to your filesystem then run your large programs off the HDD.

Here's help for automounting your HDD: https://askubuntu.com/questions/164926/how-to-make-partitions-mount-at-startup

And for manual mounting: https://superuser.com/questions/467170/how-do-i-mount-internal-hdds-in-ubuntu-via-the-command-line

  • Hi, thanks for answering. I was able to mount the HDD but the part where you told to run my large programs off the HDD, that's where I am stuck. Eg. I do a lot of Machine learning work and in windows I had all my games and other support apps installed in my HDD while only the OS and some important work related apps were in the SSD. Is there any way to emulate that in Linux? – Vivek Kumar Apr 17 at 3:28

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