I have come over from the 'dark side' dipping my toes into Linux, but intend to jump fully in (up to my neck at least), leaving Windows available for my AAA gaming. After 12 days on Linux I am loving it, but not fully committed to a distro yet. I have Manjaro on a virtual machine alongside openSUSE. I want to get the full feel of Manjaro and have decided to go for a full install.
I need a little advice before committing to an install of Manjaro KDE. I have quite a few drives, but essentially my main boot drive is an NVMe SSD, and I also have 2 other SATA3 SSDs. I am ignoring my HDDs at this point
1/ My NVMe has Windows 10 x64, and a recent partition for Linux Mint 19.1. It has some legacy partitions (like Windows recovery), and a small FAT32 partition which I assume contains the efi gfrub2 bootloader. I am using a UEFI BIOS and GPT partitions.
2/ I have created unallocated space (185 GB) on a Samsung 750 Pro SDD ready for an install of Manjaro.
3/ I am concerned about rebooting after seeing the final summary during the install. As there is no mention of the Windows 10 partition (in light blue in the image below). Linux Mint (in purple) has been spotted, and you can see that Manjaro will be installed on the other SSD (in red)
4/ The installer wants to place the grub menu on the same partition as the existing one (nvme0n1p2), so I am worried that Windows my not be bootable if I continue with the install, and I may end up a with a dual Linux boot rather than a triple boot.
5/ I thought that there might be an option NOT to install a bootloader, and I could use the terminal in Mint to update the grub2 menu to add Manjaro. Knowing that Windows successfully boots with Mint's grub2 menu.
I hope that's enough info for you
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks