Hi, there have been a few releases since I have been upgrading fedora, but now as btrfs keeps getting new features I wish to do a reinstall. Could you please validate my intended partitioning for fedora 34?
I have the Bios set to Legacy mode, as originally when installing windows and fedora I was having problems. This is the partitioning layout I currently am using across the SSD and HDD (As you can see there are 3 ntfs partitions across the disks. Those were created after installing windows.):
And I will install the bootloader on the first SSD disk.
I have read on how to setup different btrfs volumes in the advanced partitioning in anaconda.
This should work right? My biggest fear is I stop being able to boot to windows, somehow, or that grub won’t load at boot. But if I set the bootloader to be installed in the first disk in Anaconda disks screen, it should correctly find the /boot partition and show me all OSes like before, right?
Check out Figure 12 in the Fedora 33 install guide. If you select both disks here, and then do an installation, Anaconda will try to combine the free space on both drives into one Btrfs “pool” that will contain both / and /home. One big file system across two partitions. If you want them to be separate file systems, it can take some fiddling in Custom or Advanced-Custom partitioning to make them separate volumes.
Check Figure 21. If you click on / or /home you get a Volume: section on the right side where you can Modify the existing volume, and choose that it should not be made from two volumes, and which one you want it on. And you can create a new volume (with a new name) and specify that it should go on the other drive.
If sda and sdb have the same kind of performance (both of them are SSD, or both are HDD) then I would allow Anaconda to just make one big file system across both drives. If they are mixed (one is SSD the other is HDD) then I would make separate file systems.