I’m planning on dual booting EndeavourOS and Windows 10 and sharing some partitions between the two. I’m rather new when it comes to Linux so I was hoping someone more experienced could give me some advice and confirm if what I’m describing will even work.
Currently, I have Windows installed on a SATA SSD with a data partition on a separate HDD. I want to add in an NVME SSD which will hold the EndeavourOS install and an NTFS partition to be shared between Linux and Windows. I’d also like to share the partition on the HDD if possible.
This is how I plan on partitioning things:
SATA SSD - Windows (untouched)
HDD - DATA (shared between Windows and Linux)
/boot/efi - 300 MB
/ - 60 GB (root partition)
/home - 100 GB
DATA2 - rest of the drive (shared between Windows and Linux)
For swap I’d use a swap file.
If more details are needed, I’ll gladly provide them.
Have you already been sharing partitions and file systems this way? If not, you might want to run a few searches and do some reading. If I remember correctly, you will want to make sure Windows is configured to fully shutdown (instead of enabling fast boot or fast start or whatever MS calls that). I am sure there other nuances to this type of sharing and a few web searches and some reading can help you avoid any issues up front. Conversations like this one are informative: https://askubuntu.com/questions/113733/how-to-mount-a-ntfs-partition-in-etc-fstab
I picked 60 GB because I never really used linux as my “main” os before, so I wanted to be on the safe side.
I don’t think I’ll install anything too large to be honest. Only ones I can think off would be PyTorch (via Anaconda), DaVinci Resolve, Reaper and VSTs using Wine. Tho, I assume Anaconda and Wine related things would go in /home (or another location can be chosen). I’m still learning so I could be totally wrong when it comes to this.