To see your partition scheme type:
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465G 0 disk *SSD* ├─sda1 8:1 0 499M 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 100M 0 part /boot ├─sda3 8:3 0 16M 0 part ├─sda4 8:4 0 185G 0 part └─sda5 8:5 0 200G 0 part / sdb 8:16 0 931.5G 0 disk *HDD* ├─sdb1 8:17 0 400G 0 part /home ├─sdb2 8:18 0 24G 0 part [SWAP] └─sdb3 8:19 0 508G 0 part sdc 8:32 1 7.5G 0 disk *Flash Drive* └─sdc1 8:33 1 7.5G 0 part
For now you shouldn't see any mount points unless you mount partitions to them, we will do it later.
If you want to make clean solo arch installation you can wipe your drive:
This will destroy all data on chosen drive. Use with caution!
sda in case you had installed Windows for dual boot system.
gdisk /dev/sdX # where X is your drive name
RET first, then
x for advanced config and
z for zap.
And now create a new one:
cgdisk /dev/sdX # where X is your drive name
It's better to use SSD (sda in this case) for the system files where speed is important e.g.: bootloader, programs, et.c.
EF00. In case of dual boot, Windows will create this partition automatically.
root, but it could be less: ~60-100G should be fine, depends on your needs.
On the other hand HDD(sdb) could be used as a place for user files e.g.: music, projects, configurations, et.c..
|sdb1||400G||8300||home||linux file system|
|sdb2||24G||8200||swap||1.5 of my RAM memory (16G)|
|sdb3||508G||0700||winhome||microsoft basic data|
/homeplace for your user files.
SWAPdepends on your RAM quantity. Usually you should take x1 or x1.5 of your RAM.
If you will take less RAM, there is still a chance of successfull hibernating.
You also have choice to use space to mount e.g.:
mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
Next we need to create some new folders in our
mkdir /mnt/boot mkdir /mnt/home
Mount them accordingly:
mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/boot mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/home
mkswap /dev/sdb2 swapon /dev/sdb2
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda5 mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1
y if you have this warning:
/dev/sdxY contains a ext4 file system
mkfs.fat -F32 /dev/sda1
Boot must be Fat32 as UEFI requirement.
You already have EFI partition if you installed Windows.