I’m new to EndeavourOS but not to Linux (Ubuntu user for years, trying to migrate for some reasons, and from what I read, EOS seems to be a nice choice to me).
I got a new laptop at work with Windows installed, and a single SSD drive. But I have a dedicated free space on which I want to install EOS.
I found some similar posts on this forum or elsewhere on the web, but they either miss some important infos (at least for me) or they address too specific situations that do not fit my case.
My situation is somewhat simple :
- I didn’t know systemd-boot as boot-loader but as it is proposed by default and I read that it works well also for windows dual-boots, I guess I have no reason not to use it, so I keep it checked ;
- I already have windows partitions on the disk : let’s say partition 1 (FAT32, 500MiB, flagged as boot), partition 2 (unknown filesystem, 128 MiB), partition 3 (NTFS, Windows main partition), partition 4 (NTFS, recovery partition) ;
- I have some space left on which I want to install EOS.
I read that I should use manual partitioning to specify the existing boot partition, without creating a new one, and create the / partition, having it encrypted. Yet, I’m still confused on the proper way (especially for the boot partition) to do that and wanted confirmation before proceeding :
- Should I create a new boot EFI partition or is it correct (and sufficient) to flag existing partition 1 as boot (the only flag available here is
bootand is already selected) ? What about the mount point of this partition (for instance empty) ? Is
/boot/efi/the correct one or only
/boot? I read somewhere that I should also add an
efiflag which I do not find in the menu, what about it ?
- The main root partition, with
ext4as filesystem, checking
encrypt, and flagged as
- A swap partition (flagged
swap) with few GB (having 32 GB RAM) of size (I don’t really care about hibernation)
If everything go right, the boot-loader would first ask for the OS to boot, then ask for keyphrase before booting on EOS, and ask nothing when booting on Windows, is that correct ?
Sorry for this long newbie post, I usually use default installation so I don’t acknowledge this partitioning/booting step so well, but I’m here to learn