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Cake day: August 5th, 2023


  • No worries, it’s all good! It’s basically two identical drives. The backup drive doesn’t get much use outside of the rsync process, but if the main drive fails, I am able to jump onto to the backup drive without much interruption. Before rsync runs it does a comparison and only moves modified files, so it’s not a bulk rewrite every week- just brings the target up to parity with the source. If both of these drives kick the bucket at the same time I guess that will just have to accept it as very bad luck lol, only so much I can do. But the plan is when the main drive fails, backup will get promoted to main until I’m able to backfill another drive.

  • Planet coaster is definitely the best for sandbox and customizing things. If you want to build a beautiful park and themed rides there’s nothing like it. Meanwhile Parkitect scratches the management/business side itch, I just need these devs to get together and combine their strengths haha.

    I didn’t play any planet zoo, that’s promising to hear maybe we’ll get some improvements with this too.

  • Motherboards are tough to recommend because it really depends what you need from your system. My approach was to choose a CPU first then I could start looking at boards supporting the socket. I wanted ATX, nothing smaller. Memory support, just DDR5 and room to expand (it turns out most boards will handle like 192GB these days lol). I wanted the ability to change CPU frequency, that eliminated boards with a B-series chipsets. Next SSD support (at least 3x m.2) and USB ports (minimum 6x USB 3.0). Finally price, I didn’t want to exceed $250.

    When all that was dialed in, I was left with like 8 options, from there it was manageable to read reviews for the nuance between them.

  • Well, if Garuda’s installer does what it’s supposed to do and assigns your boot drive by UUID, it really shouldn’t matter. I still think swapping before install and having the system in the planned final configuration minimizes the risk of failure.

    Some background: There was a time in history where boot devices were defined by their physical port location, so if you reordered or moved drives, it was up to the user to update the boot config to align it to the new location. If the user didn’t know to do that step, the computer would fail to boot. Modern linux distros should use the drive’s unique hardware identifier to find the device, wherever it’s plugged in.

  • I wouldn’t recommend swapping afterwards, moving devices around is a good way to confuse a bootloader and run into problems.

    I think you should create your installation medium, remove the Windows SSD from laptop, install your new one, then install Linux.

    You won’t need anything special to transfer files, but keep in mind windows 11 uses bitlocker by default, you’ll probably want to disable that while windows SSD is still in the laptop, otherwise that drive will remain encrypted and inaccessible by Linux.

    Good luck!