Two days ago I posted a post about how I would go about reinstalling Antergos alongside Windows 10. What I was wondering was how I’d go about especially with the /boot partition.
After the maintenance on the forum yesterday, that post is gone and the post id has been replaced by another.
Here is the link from my email to the post: https://forum.antergos.com/topic/4012
Here is an answer I got from @linuxhelmet to the post and that I got in my mail:
*linuxhelmet has posted a reply to: How do I go about reinstalling Antergos in my dualboot with Windows 10:
Ok lots of questions here rolled into one but I can answer a few.
There are ways to install openbox and then remove completely Gnome3 or Cinnamon until all you have is a fresh shell to start from.
Reference (and example): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hyGNZekSmQ
So IT IS possible and I have done this before with Cinnamon and a few other DE’s. You will however have to find ALL the packages associated with that DE if you want to remove it completely.
This will give you a clean slate to start from in which you will install everything from ground up.
You can also just remove the front-end for Gnome or Cinnamon:
sudo pacman -R gnome-shell
sudo pacman -R cinnamon
Then install openbox. Some packages will remain from your previous build however.
The github files are for theming openbox.
Your final option is doing a clean reinstall (fastest option.)
This is where my information gets hazy as well sadly. I have done reinstalls from Legacy hardware on dual-boots but this is my first laptop I decided to try UEFI. With that being said I’ve even reinstalled LILO (Windows bootloader) but it’s been a while.
AS FAR AS I KNOW you will basically wipe out everything involved in your Antergos partition EXCEPT don’t delete, reformat, or touch /boot/efi. Just specify the path to it when setting up your new Antergos install. Everything from there should work out. Any further elaboration on this from anyone else would be very helpful!
Dual Boot Setup http://itsfoss.com/dual-boot-antergos-windows-uefi/
Depends. You don’t HAVE to use a swap partition. I personally always set anywhere from 2-4gb of swap just in case. Are you going to be using photo or movie creation/editing software? Do you have a program that eats ram for breakfast? Do you leave Firefox on all day long? If you answered yes to any of these then you probably need swap. I personally had 12gb of ram and was like “I don’t need swap I have all this ram and a SSD.” Firefox hated me for it. What happens when you have NO swap is if a program NEEDS swap for any reason it can’t get it thus crashing the program.
Hope this helps!*