I would like to use Virtual Box to run Linux Mint 15 on Windows 8.1. My solid state drive has roughly 20 GB available memory. Is there a way to make so the virtual machine will boot from the solid state drive, but have the virtual hard drive for the virtual machine on the hard drive (which has over 500 GB available memory). The Linux Mint OS takes roughly 10 GB, so it will fit on the solid state drive, but I would like to use memory on the hard drive for everything else of the virtual machine in order to save SSD space for future use. I may be misunderstanding how exactly a virtual machine works, so I'm not entirely sure this is a valid question.
I've looked around and I saw the "solid state drive" under the storage configuration, but it seems that this is for the entire virtual hard drive, which I don't want to store on my SSD.