Hi everyone I have been an on and off again Ubuntu user for about 5-6 years. While not completely new to Linux, I still find myself fumbling around when it comes to drive partitioning.
I have a laptop that I'm ready to wipe the drives clean and start over, and I'm curious how you might configure the drive partitioning for a triple boot setup.
My primary OS has been PopOS recently, but after trying out Manjaro I find that I definitely like it enough to give it more prominence in my life (at least more than tinkering around in a VBox setup).
I would like to keep Windows 10 around. Not entirely necessary, but it leads to my question - how to configure partitions for a triple boot config?
I actually have a triple-boot setup working now, but it's a mess. This was a W10 only laptop which I set up for dual boot with PopOS, and now I have Manjaro going on it too.
The issue now is that my partitions seem less than optimal, and I'd like to format and start again.
Screenshot of the current partitions:
(I know, a mess, right? )
My system specs are: Dell Inspiron 5577 laptop with Nvidia GTX 1050 mobile card. (also has an Intel HD graphics chip). RAM is 8GB (will be bumping up to at least 16 soon)
Hard drives are:
1 500GB NVMe drive
1 1TB SATA drive
Obviously I would like to have boot, swap and primary OSs on the NVMe drive (any reason not to?). If Windows goes on the SATA drive I'd be ok with that, because I only log in there about 10% of the time if that. But I'd like to have the SATA disk mostly for the extra file storage.
How would you go about this starting from a clean slate? I like Manjaro's boot loader screen that allows me to choose OS on system startup. If I could keep that, and then be able to choose between Manjaro, PopOS and Windows 10 - that's my goal! And to have the drives partitioned optimally.
Thanks for any insight and advice.