Bought a new Dell XPS desktop with two drives, a 500 GB SSD and an 2 TB HDD. I would like to have /, /usr, /home, etc. on the SSD and one big partition on the HDD. (I guess /boot should be on the SSD as well.) My idea is that this will give me faster interactive performance. Installing from a live USB of Fedora 33 workstation. When I choose automatic partitioning, I seem to get one big partition of a size that is the sum of the two drives. Two questions:
- Am I right that I will get a performance boost using the SSD for interactive stuff? Or should I just not worry about it?
- If this is a good idea, how do I get there?
- I had to choose AHCI rather than RAID On as the SATA Operation option in the BIOS to even see the SSD during installation.
- I am selecting both SSD and HDD at the partitioning stage and using the automatic option.
- If I try to select only the SSD (thinking I can add the HDD later, by hand) I get an error saying part of the SSD partition lives on the HDD drive and I have to select them as a set.
- If I use custom partitioning, then I cannot “reclaim” the space on the drives and it complains that there is not enough space for the installation, which is true enough.
- I just got the box and am willing to blow everything away and start over. (Note that the Windows 10 which came pre-installed is already history.)
- I suspect LVM is involved here, but I don’t really know.
Any hints appreciated.