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ghoultek
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Hello everyone,

I'm coming to you from New York City, in the U.S. I have some Linux experience but I still have plenty to learn. I have a question about the learning path. On the learning path page it says "You will break your system starting the learn about Linux." I have multiple projects that I'm working on so I still need a stable environment to work in. Putting my data online is not an option. Can ArcoLinux installs to the bare metal be done in a manner that doesn't impact other partitions and OSes? I thought that was what dual/multi-booting was about. Currently I dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows. I have separate boot/efi partitions to keep the boot loader files completely separate. This is because I don't trust Microsoft, the standard installer, their recovery mechanism(s), and the automated updates. So, could I just create:
* another /boot/efi partition for ArcoLinux
* a separate /home partition
* another partition for the ArcoLinux root
* and share the swap partition between Linux installs

...and not worry that I'm going to lose data or suffer partitions being altered/nuked/deleted?

Thanks.
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erikdubois
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Two options are safe.

1. Buy a windows pc and buy a linux pc - do not mix
2. Buy a bay like in this article and switch your ssd. Every ssd has its own OS. Do not mix - https://arcolinux.com/how-to-mount-an-s ... and-linux/

All the rest you rely on other people not messing up your software.
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ghoultek
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Thank you. I will have to pursue the drive bay option at a later date. Currently, I have my Windows and Linux partitions on separate drives.
Soma1
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ghoultek wrote: Sat Dec 30, 2023 3:37 pm Thank you. I will have to pursue the drive bay option at a later date. Currently, I have my Windows and Linux partitions on separate drives.
Keeping Windows and Linux partitions separate for now, with the drive bay option for future consideration.Insta Pro Apk Download
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smart
Learn, have fun and enjoy.
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harry93
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ghoultek wrote: Sat Dec 30, 2023 3:37 pm Thank you. I will have to pursue the drive bay option at a later date. Currently, I have my Windows and Linux partitions on separate drives.
drive bay option later sounds practical. Having Windows and Linux on separate drives ensures flexibility and stability for now, allowing seamless dual-booting and easy system management.
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