In the next year i want to update my Mainboard/CPU and replace some SSD’s on my PC and i asked myself how i could setup my drives and my partitions for a optimal OS stability and data protection when i load in Win10 for Gaming/VR Gaming.
I read a few people reported issues with dual boot and this lead me to buying a external usb drive for Linux/Manjaro, i also though it would be the best way to keep my data protected (unplugged) from Windows but a guy in this forum told me its not recommended and not official support to use a external Linux Bootdrive.
I don’t know if my files under Linux are protected in Win10 and possible malware and hackers or facebook (because i want to use Oculus Home, that includes alot spytelemetrie), are my Linux files save on a ext4 partition, or will Windows10 have access to this partition?
Will be Luks the only safe way to protect my internal linux ext4 partitions under win10? Will i get additional boot issues in future when i’m using luks? I’m also thinking to disable my Linux drive in Windows Device Manager, but im unsure if this is really the right key, because i could use the Linux drive for games in windows.
Optional Question: How should i install my future PC System when i have 1x NVMe SSD and 1x Sata SSD. At the moment i’m thinking about installing Linux on the NVMe SSD with my VR Games on a seperate partition on the NVMe and my Sata SSD with Windows 10 and Flatscreen Games also on a secondary partition. I think that gives the optimal performance for gaming but i read its a best way to disconnect my other drives when install/reinstall Win10 because it messed around with the other drives (possible random installing boot partition or even replacing Partition Tables from Grub?). Can anyone confirm this problems, i also don’t know how if there is a way to disable the NVMe drive in other Bioses (newer Biosversions) because there is no way to disable this NVMe drives in my Gigabyte Z-170 Mainboard and its takes to much time to unplug it, because its hidden under the CPU Cooler.
I know there are alot of questions but i hope you guys can give me advise how to setup my PC/future PC the right way.
Thanks in advance