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Partitions on a SSD + HDD setup

In my laptop installed 128GB SSD and 500GB HDD and I have /, /home and swap on SSD, and store other files on HDD. SSD: / – 20GB; /home – 100GB; swap – 8GB. HDD: All 500GB on /media/storage. On ...
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My Boot freezes if my secondary drive is plugged in - Freya

The machine is attempting to book to your second drive. There are a few things that fix this: Reorder Boot Devices in BIOS By pressing the function keys, ususally F2 during startup (like, as soon as ...
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How do I optimize my SSD with Trim in Freya?

Setting up a trim job on Freya You can add the TRIM command to /etc/rc.local. Then this command will be executed automatically on system boot. This hardly slows the boot process down. You can do that ...
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Does elementary OS have TRIM enabled? Is my Samsung 8-serie SSD safe?

from reading the messages on the kernel mailing list I understand that the data loss only is a problem when using the SSD in a raid0 or raid10 configuration. They have fixed the bug in the kernel, but ...
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How to clone elementary OS to new SSD

It depends on the size of your SSD. If your SSD is bigger than your current HDD you could just use a live distro like SystemRescueCD and use ddrescue with sudo ddrescue -v --force /dev/sda /dev/sdb ...
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SSD optimization?

Executing trim every boot or weekly won't make a huge difference unless you are constantly writing lots of data. Anyway, make sure your ssd supports it: Execute lsblk -D from a terminal and check ...
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Troubles installing Grub in UEFI mode

Hi I just received my XPS15 9560 as well and installed Elementary OS dual booting with windows (And of course run into the same issues as you). You need to install Elementary in UEFI mode and not in ...
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Installation and persistence on an SSD

Just install it on the ssd normally. The external ssd is not like a USB stick. Just install it and test it.
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How to change swap area partition?

You run Gparted and create a swap partition in the disk. Right click on that partition >>information tab. There you locate UUID and location (ex. /dev/sda5). Then you open '/etc/fstab' (can be opened ...
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Can't install Freya on SSD NVMe + Nvidia Optimus

when i was trying to solve a problem i got a problem similar than yours, i had problems installing 4.5 kernel, if you can't do it from freya, download kernel and nvidia linux driver from windows and ...
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Can't install Freya on SSD NVMe + Nvidia Optimus

Thanks ! I manage to install Freya, install the latest Nvidia Drivers for the kernel 3.19 BUT impossible to update to kernel 4.2, 4.4 and 4.5, just got black screen.. I tried to add nouveau.modeset=...
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Crazy slow ssd speeds with a Samsung 850 evo

I have the exact same drive (250gb, 1 month old). I ran same command as you and got 1073741824 bytes (1,1 GB) copied, 1,29003 s, 832 MB/s which didn't seem right :D With second try I got ...
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GRUB on SSD while elementary OS is on HDD

When installer asks you how to install, (Only elementary, etc.), you must select "More", set partitions, choose the correct partition you want to mount as /boot, and correct device to install grub.
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