I have a notebook which has two drives: one is an SSD and the other is an HDD. It also currently has both Windows 10 (SSD) and Windows 7 (HDD): I want to remove Windows 7 and install Debian 10. As I'd like it to boot fast, it would be a great idea to put all the system files required for boot in the SSD and the other files in the HDD (as the SSD has not got so much space (~20 GB left)). So I thought to set up Debian installation in this way:
- One partition on the SSD in which I mount the /boot directory (~2GB)
- One partition on the HDD in which I mount the / directory (root) (~90GB)
- One partition on the HDD in which I mount the /home directory (~150GB)
- One partition on the HDD as a swap area (~12GB - my RAM size is 12GB)
The problem is that, by looking in the Disk Management tool in Windows (screenshot below: the HDD is HITACHI and the SSD is KINGSTON: please note that the HDD begins with an EFI partition), the SSD and the HDD use two different partition tables: the former uses MBR and the latter uses GPT. I must admit that I don't know well the difference between EFI/UEFI and legacy systems and I don't know how to specify to the debian installer which one to use. Could you please tell me whether the aforementioned partition scheme would work and if I need to take some precautions regarding the GPT/MBR and the UEFI/EFI/BIOS problem?
Thanks in advance