As some of you may be aware I've been running Windows 10 for the past month while running all of the Manjaro Spins in VirtualBox looking for my next Manjaro Daily Driver. I've narrowed it down to a couple of choices, SbK KDE and SbK LXqt.
The plan is to dual boot Windows 10 and Manjaro.
I think we're all aware of the plethora of posts about dual boot issues. What are some resources I can read to reduce issues with GRUB and dual booting in general?
The number one response I've noticed tends to be "Install Windows first, then Manjaro", which is certainly the plan in my instance.
EDIT: Side question. What's the difference between a Full and Minimal ISO. I understand that obviously the Minimal ISO has fewer packages. But is there a specified requirement between the two?, and is this universal between all Manjaro ISOs? I think I answered my own question with forum search.
EDIT: Checklist gathered from the advice of Respondees and the steps I have performed.
- Backup Windows - Before Backup up I created a 100 GB partition on my secondary 1 TB hard drive and am using that as the backup.
Settings>Backup Settings>Choose Drive>Review Folders for Backup.Backups are fairly quick. Less than 10 minutes for 84 GB.
- Latest Firmware via the Manufacturer website.
Intel Optaneto disable.
AHCIwas already enabled.
Secure Bootalready disabled.
Fast Bootalready disabled.
- Shrunk windows partition (C:) from 931 GB to 465 GB via
Disk Management. Left remainder Unallocated.
- Cleaned windows by running
Disk Cleanupas Admin(Running as Admin allows more items to be cleaned up, such as old windows update files, etc.).
- Before I shut the machine down from windows to install Manjaro, I'll need to run the following. Make sure to open
Command Promptas Admin.
chkdsk C: /F
chkdsk D: /F
chkdsk E: /F
I don't know If I need to run this for each drive, but it doesn't hurt anything and I'd rather be safe.
I'm not finished yet. Now it's on to installing Manjaro. I still have to make my choice between SbK KDE or SbK LXqt.