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Installing linux mint on pc with hybrid drive, ssd is read only (no dual boot)

I'm attempting to install linux mint on my pc with a hybrid drive system (SSD and disk); not dual boot. I'm booting linux mint from a usb and install is erroring on grub install, but says the ...
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Use SSDs as persistent buffer for HDDs to decrease power usage

similar questions have been asked multiple times ... How to use an SSD for caching, so my hard disks can spin down? Caching write changes on SSD to avoid HDD spin-up? ZFS, but (probably) not L2ARC ...
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Using LVMCache or BCache for Hot-Warm-Cold Caching

I've recently reconfigured my current debian machine with three different drives: An SLC SSD, a QLC SSD, and a 4TB HDD. I've been toying around with lvmcache and other utilities, and I wanted to know ...
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Is it possible to assign/limit a BTRFS subvolume to a particular device, and if so how?

My root (BTRFS) filesystem is on a small SSD, and /var is on a larger, slower, separately formatted (also with BTRFS) HDD. This works well, but I can't use CoW when copying files between the two ...
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Hybrid RAID (SDD+HDD) gives unexpected results

I am doing some experiments with hybrid RAID in Linux. My test consists of the following: 2x256GB SSD in RAID 0 (/dev/md1) 2x256GB HDD in RAID 0 (/dev/md2) Then I made md1 and md2 into a RAID 1 (/...
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Dual boot windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04.1 on separate hard drives

I have Asus N552VW with the firmwarre mode set to Legacy and the following disks: * 128GB SSD: my windows 10 is installed on it * 2 TB HDD partitioned exactly into two partitions Knowing that, in the ...
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Disk setup on laptop with regular HDD plus SDD [closed]

This is going to be a question about your opinions on setting up a new laptop with both a regular 1TB HDD and a 250G SSD. Let's suppose that... /dev/sda = 1,000 GB HDD (931 TiB) /dev/sdb = 250 GB ...
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How to concatenate 2 or 3 physical disks to create one larger usable volume in Centos7

I will like to apply the concept of concatenation of multiple physical disks and create one larger disk for my my storage, and I am using Centos7 as the my server. I have 2 types of disks: one is an ...
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Dual Boot Dell Inspiron 7577 Windows SSD and Linux HDD

I just finally bought a laptop and I am motivated to learn working on linux. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 7577 that came with two hard disks: C: PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD 256GB on which is installed ...
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What is causing Mint 18.1 "grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target/" and following installation failure?

The SSD is set to ACHI (whatever it is, it was automatically set). Secure boot is set to Other OS (only other choice). Linux only. No Windows. Hate Windows. No dual boot. Microsoft hasn't touched my ...
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Use SSD for caching files from HDD

I don't have a name for this so I'll present my special user case: I have an hybrid-laptop made of a tablet slate of only 32GB SSD and a 500GB HDD build into the USB keyboard-dock and I want to make ...
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Did this drive die?

I am having issues with Seagate Laptop SSHD 1TB, PN: ST1000LM014-1EJ164-SSHD-8GB. dmesg | grep ata1: says this: [ 1.197516] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m2048@0xf7d36000 port 0xf7d36100 irq 31 [ ...
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How to check if a disk is SSHD (hybrid drive) using ATA commands

Having looked at this question: (How to know if a disk is an SSD or an HDD) I am able to detect HDD and SSD. The problem now is that I don't know how to detect SSHD, since the hdparm tool shows ...
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SSHD cloning - something special to keep in mind, compared to HDD?

The question is whether the fact the device is a hybrid disk has any (and what) importance when using dd or other such tools, or if all operations run the same as for a HDD. The context The device ...
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Can I get SSD rw performance while keeing data security if I combine SSD & HDD in btrfs RAID1

I have 2 storage devices; classical slow HDD (750GB, /dev/sda) and faster SSD (128GB, /dev/sdb). Currently I have installed Ubuntu & Mint on same btrfs partition on SSD (/dev/sdb5). My btrfs pool ...
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Change Linux Bcache device type

I have accidentally configured my SSD as a backing device instead of a caching device. Simply trying either one of the following: sudo make-bcache -C /dev/sdb1 sudo make-bcache -C /dev/sdb Gives the ...
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Failover boot setup

I am considering a failover boot setup which can tolerate any single drive loss. The primary system partitions (/, /home, /usr etc.) shall reside on a flash drive. /var and /tmp partitions shall be ...
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How to install Linux Mint 17 on SSD and have Home on HDD

I have Sony Vaio VGN-NW23NE Laptop and I'm using Linux Mint as my Operating System for about two years, I've currently Qiana. I bought a new 120 GB SSD to speed up my Laptop, but I'm confused about ...
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Is it possible to manually manage a Solid State Hybrid Drive?

I'm about to buy a new laptop which has a SSHD. It stands for Solid State Hybrid Drive, which means it has a big, regular HDD with a small, usually 8GB SSD to cache frequently accessed files. Now ...
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