Hi hope this is the right sub, I did not find a better fit.
What do I want to do?
I am using Manjaro KDE on a laptop. My current SATA-SSD is quite exhausted and I do have a spare m.2 slot that supports nvme. Since I use Timeshift I figured I try BTRFS with the nice boot from snapshot capability in grub. This way I get the needed bigger space (bigger drive) and I can use it more efficiently (no snapshot partition).
This is my partition scheme:
sda 8:0 0 465,8G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 512M 0 part /boot/efi ├─sda2 8:2 0 78,1G 0 part snapshots ├─sda3 8:3 0 22,3G 0 part [SWAP] ├─sda4 8:4 0 296,5G 0 part /home └─sda5 8:5 0 68,4G 0 part /
The order is messed up, which is also a thing I want to fix with this endeavor.
What is the plan?
- Install Manjaro KDE on the new drive
- Move the the current Manjaro installation to the new drive
- Remove the old Manjaro installation from grub
- Format the old drive and use it as storage
What did I do so far?
I managed to install Manjaro on the new drive, here is the partitioning scheme:
nvme0n1 259:0 0 931,5G 0 disk ├─nvme0n1p1 259:1 0 300M 0 part ├─nvme0n1p2 259:2 0 914,3G 0 part └─nvme0n1p3 259:3 0 16,9G 0 part
Moving the old / and /home to the nvme seams wrong, because it will overwrite the fstab (and probably other files I dont know about) and will make it unusable. What is the best way to accomplish goal nr 2? the solution i found are always ext to ext.