New to Linux and trying to get ownership on NTFS drives on dual boot system

perfectly if you do not want to use hibernation (otherwise make swap more than the ram size)

200G manjaro… if you install snaps and make weekly backups…might be ok (it is still huge as you will start with under 10 GB at fresh install)

@Teo my RAM is 64GB…

Operating System: Manjaro Linux 
KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.105.0
Qt Version: 5.15.9
Kernel Version: 6.1.30-1-MANJARO (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 20 × Intel® Core™ i9-10850K CPU @ 3.60GHz
Memory: 62.7 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060/PCIe/SSE2
Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Product Name: Z490I AORUS ULTRA
System Version: -CF

Good point!

      RAM   No hibernation    With Hibernation  Maximum
       5GB              2GB                 7GB     10GB
       6GB              2GB                 8GB     12GB
       8GB              3GB                11GB     16GB
      12GB              3GB                15GB     24GB
      16GB              4GB                20GB     32GB
      24GB              5GB                29GB     48GB
      32GB              6GB                38GB     64GB
      64GB              8GB                72GB    128GB

how often do people use hibernation? with nvme drives I figured it would be pretty fast or am I really off on that thinking?

I would probably not bother with hibernation at your place. Leave it at 4 gb then.

Edit: i have activated it on my laptop with 8 GB ram…but never used it. For short periods standby is enough, overnight i shut down completely (my system boots in 20 seconds after all)


NAME    FSTYPE FSVER LABEL        UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINTS
loop0   squash 4.0                                                           0   100% /run/miso/sfs/livefs
loop1   squash 4.0                                                           0   100% /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs
loop2   squash 4.0                                                           0   100% /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs
loop3   squash 4.0                                                           0   100% /run/miso/sfs/rootfs
sda     iso966 Jolie MANJARO_KDE_2213
├─sda1  iso966 Jolie MANJARO_KDE_2213
│                                 2023-05-29-08-47-39-00                     0   100% /run/miso/bootmnt
└─sda2  vfat   FAT12 MISO_EFI     1517-A94A                                           
│       ext4   1.0   /home        4ce71f26-0589-4f24-a8a6-ec0943014fab                
│       ext4   1.0   /root        b5e9aae3-af54-428d-a825-244efb14afb9  176.9G     5% /tmp/calamares-root-lbiomnnx
│       vfat   FAT32 EFI          21D2-0FEF                                           
        swap   1     swap         b4114ed4-ec86-4134-be86-043aab77aee6                
│       vfat   FAT32              82A9-F303                                           
│       ntfs                      5C6EB6436EB615AC                                    
│       ntfs                      D84A47714A474B86                                    
        ntfs         Steam VR     480E74E70E74CF84

not sure why it put the EFI and Swap at the end of the drive

this command sorts according to creation date and does not correspond to the physical structure on the drive…which does not matter or exist on an SSD anyway.
It will look different in gparted later

To expand on that, all it really cares of is the UUID

do you think I made too much space for the /root? Guess I am use to WIn taking up so much space

Depends entirely if you want to use timeshift (restore points). If you manage somehow to make a 50GB Manjaro (with a lot of snaps, and full log with the default limit of 4Gb, and a big update cache wich will probably reach 10GB at some point), well then the first Timeshift backup will be another 50 GB. The next one compares and saves only the changed files.

So i guess theoretically is possible to reach 100-150 GB for root. You will be the 1% minority though.

For example i am at 20GB now and another 20GB for timeshift. And i limited th loc size and cleaned 2-3G install cache recently. That is without /home

p.s. You can’t get everything right the first time if you just switch from windows. They are very different and if you are still here after the initial learning curve and inevitable mistakes you will start to understand why linux is the far superior system. (The concept is just better, but without so much money the development and support are slower)

yikes from the sounds of it, that is not common at all :rofl:

You can always do your Timeshift snapshots on other partition/drive.

I know I read that linux is like a tree with branches and that everything stims from the /root like a trunk of a tree. I am trying to understand why there is /root/home and /home/home

nvme0n1p2 /dev/root/home
nvme0n1p1 /dev/home/home

The point is, if you think of /tree/branches as folders in windows, you can mount other disks or partitions there, so you are actually unlimited in the changes that you can do to your system if you want to correct something later.

nvme0n1p2 /dev/root/home
nvme0n1p1 /dev/home/home

That does not seem right to me? From which command is this output?

I typed it up based off what I saw from dolphin file manager.

not sure what kernel I should update to since I got a notification saying new kernel available… Do I just stay at 6.1.31-2 or switch to 6.3.5-2?

I would recommend you disable all the Kernel notifications. Stay on a current LTS kernel.

@omano thanks, will do