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Re: From Dual-boot to Linux only

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:23 pm
by Trevanion
Responding to the pbear question above, here is what things look like now:

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m@m-HPLaptop:~$ lsblk -po +LABEL
NAME        MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT LABEL
/dev/sda      8:0    0 931.5G  0 disk            
├─/dev/sda1   8:1    0   512M  0 part /boot/efi  
└─/dev/sda2   8:2    0   931G  0 part /          
/dev/sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 rom    

Re: From Dual-boot to Linux only

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:36 pm
by pbear
Trevanion wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:23 pm
... here is what things look like now:
So, just an EFI partition plus root. Good. I was concerned you were still trying to get by with a too-small root partition. Personally, I think root-only is the right answer for someone starting out. See also ELTP. It's how I did my first Mint system and it ran fine that way for two years. BTW, no need to worry about Timeshift snapshots filling root, as you have plenty of room now.

Just be aware, when we get to Mint 20, you might want to use a more elaborate partition scheme, e.g., with a separate home and/or data partition. By then, you'll understand Linux much better and have a much better sense of how you're using the machine. Cross that bridge when you get to it.