Two Disks partition tables

I want to install EndeavourOS on my HTPC / Gaming build, which has a 256Gb NVME and a 4Tb HDD.

I am at a loss as to how to create the partition tables, for example /root on the NVME, but where to put the SWAP file? If I want to install games, which part of the OS should be installed on the HDD (to use the extra space)?

Should I encrypt only the NVME?

(There will surely be more questions coming this way…)

for your system you only need worry about 1 drive the other drive would be for storage. the nvme is a ssd type disk so I would use that for the os giving the os the speed. I would just use ext4 or btrfs if you plan on snap shots. The 4 tb i would format with ext4 if not being shared with a windows system or you may need to go ntfs if you do plan to share with windows. As far as encryption that will be a personal choice.

So everything on the NVME and the /home on the 4Tb?
Where should I install the Swap File?

if i may speak for myself. i have two nvme’s. one with 256gb / and one 1tb /home. my swap file is on the / partition. that’s what i would advise you to do.

nvme1n1     259:0    0 931,5G  0 disk 
└─nvme1n1p1 259:2    0 931,5G  0 part /home
nvme0n1     259:1    0 232,9G  0 disk 
├─nvme0n1p1 259:3    0   500M  0 part /efi
└─nvme0n1p2 259:4    0 232,4G  0 part /
cat /proc/swaps 
Filename                                Type            Size            Used            Priority
/swapfile                               file            16777212        11520           -2


If you want swap to be fast then ssd/nvme, else hdd.

Thank you @swh that will be how I will set them up!

Youre welcome. Glad we could help you!

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