I posted this question over on Reddit, here’s the link if anyone prefers that medium
Title covers most of it, but here’s the longer version
I recently switched to EndeavourOS and I’m loving it, KDE, 5.8 Zen Kernel everything is working fine & smooth
But for a while now I’ve been interested in trying out BTRFS. My current setup is EXT 4, everything on one giant NVME. So I’d have to back-up stuff and reinstall from scratch, and I think I would need to be led through this process by the hand. I’m not sure where to begin with BTRFS but my understanding is that you can have separate partitions for like Root, and Home, etc. and not have them be a fixed size?
I do like to tinker, and it would be nice to be able to play around with my Linux install without having to back up my data to an external any time I wanted to try something new
I researched btrfs and installed Arch with separate subvolumes for / and /home without being spoon-fed the answers. The information is out there, but people would rather not look it up for themselves anymore.
I have it BTRFSonLUKS set up thanks to the wiki by @2000. I used the quick copy & paste version. I guess i was spoon fed. I would have difficulty to set this up the way he has it. I may understand some of it but there’s more to it than that. Not everyone knows bash shell commands and how to do this. I don’t think it’s normal to think that most users would know how to do this just by RTFM.
Anyway here is some info: Maybe it helps maybe it doesn’t?
This is one thing that bugs me about the Linux community in general.
No where has as prevalent this attitude of “I had to learn the hard way, so screw you, for wanting it easy”
I want to drive my car properly, not become a mechanic.
If I go to someone and ask “hey what grade of gas should I put in my car” they don’t yell at me to go read a chiltons manual, or take a course in Mechanical Engineering.
If I ask how to change a tire, or do a quick oil change, no one gets bent out of shape and tells me I should look up the blueprints for an internal combustion engine and figure it out myself
My computer is a device I want to use. I want my machine to work, and yes I’m interested in tinkering a little and tweaking to get better performance and features. That does not mean I should be berated for asking for help. what is wrong with wanting to learn fro mthe experience of others, to glean from their knowledge? </RANT>
Ok now that that rant is out of the way, the rest of you have been super helpful, thank you, I’ve learned a LOT already, I just needed some pointing in the right direction, Sadly the Arch wiki and even so Man pages are liek reading greek to me sometimes, it just doesnt compute.
I think I have a better understanding now and I really appreciate everyones help
That’s why EndeavourOS is so awesome. We strive to have an easier install of Arch. Our goal is to help those like yourself enjoy learning to install, setup and tinker or tweak your own system. I hope the wiki for the quick copy & paste version of BTRFSonLUKS by @2000 was helpful. There are no stupid questions here and we do our best to try to help. I hope you are enjoying what you have accomplished so far. I will pass on any information i can as needed if i feel i can be helpful.