Mini 9

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at
Mon Sep 7 08:44:59 UTC 2009

On Fri, 04 Sep 2009 11:26:45 -0400
Douglas Pollard <dougpol1 at> wrote:
>		I'm wondering if I will be able to work in both
> drives as though they were one or will the second drive just be a
> place to store files.  

Generally the latter. It's possible to have them as one big space, but
non-trivial and less robust. Look at LVM or less ideally RAID if you
want to.

> 	If it is just storage I likely would do well
> to use the second drive to run Ubuntu in  with the 3.9 drive as extra
> storage.

I would go the other way:
Mount the 3.9GB drive as / for Ubuntu
Mount the 15GB drive as /home for your user files.

This should be quite sufficient. The system's designed with 3.9GB for
both the OS and your files, so the OS must fit reasonably easily within
Also, this way you can just plug the drive in, mount it, copy it,
remount it. There are howtos on the net for adding a new drive as your
new /home partition.

Avi Greenbury ;)

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