I want to completely remove garuda from my system and move to another distro?

I love this distro but i would like to find another one that's easier to use and maybe I will come back later with more experience in what I'm actually doing my system is a UEFI I'm using a past topic that was closed as a reference as to what to include


╭─[email protected] in ~ 
╰─λ inxi -Fxxxza
cat /etc/fstab
sudo parted -l
System:    Kernel: 5.11.1-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2021-03-15_19-00-01/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen 
root=UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 
vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
rootflags=defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd,subvol=timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2021-03-15_19-00-01/@ 
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
Distro: Garuda Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) v: 2.0 serial: <filter> 
UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: A.61 date: 02/26/2021 
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 family: 17 (23) 
model-id: 71 (113) stepping: N/A microcode: 8701021 L2 cache: 3 MiB 
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 91200 
Speed: 3597 MHz min/max: 2200/4542 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3597 2: 3599 
3: 3595 4: 3608 5: 4236 6: 4110 7: 4358 8: 4338 9: 4053 10: 3603 11: 3609 12: 3600 
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
Type: mds status: Not affected 
Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
Type: spectre_v2 
mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
Type: srbds status: Not affected 
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 [GeForce RTX 3070] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nouveau v: kernel 
bus ID: 2b:00.0 chip ID: 10de:2484 class ID: 0300 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: modesetting,nouveau 
alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display ID: :0 screens: 1 
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x2160 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x571mm (40.0x22.5") s-diag: 1165mm (45.9") 
Monitor-1: HDMI-1 res: 3840x2160 hz: 60 dpi: 61 size: 1600x900mm (63.0x35.4") 
diag: 1836mm (72.3") 
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 11.1.0 256 bits) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.3.4 compat-v: 3.1 
direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 2b:00.1 
chip ID: 10de:228b class ID: 0403 
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
bus ID: 2d:00.4 chip ID: 1022:1487 class ID: 0403 
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.11.1-zen1-1-zen 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 8086:2723 
class ID: 0280 
IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 class ID: 0200 
IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Device-3: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 
bus ID: 2a:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8125 class ID: 0200 
IF: enp42s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus ID: 1-2.3:6 
chip ID: 8087:0029 class ID: e001 
Message: Required tool hciconfig not installed. Check --recommends 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 32.61 GiB (3.5%) 
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Kingston model: SA2000M81000G size: 931.51 GiB 
block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 rotation: SSD 
serial: <filter> rev: S5Z42105 temp: 28.9 C scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 186.26 GiB size: 186.26 GiB (100.00%) used: 32.61 GiB (17.5%) fs: btrfs 
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 500 MiB size: 499 MiB (99.80%) used: 560 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat 
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 
ID-3: /home raw size: 186.26 GiB size: 186.26 GiB (100.00%) used: 32.61 GiB (17.5%) fs: btrfs 
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
ID-4: /var/log raw size: 186.26 GiB size: 186.26 GiB (100.00%) used: 32.61 GiB (17.5%) 
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
ID-5: /var/tmp raw size: 186.26 GiB size: 186.26 GiB (100.00%) used: 32.61 GiB (17.5%) 
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache pressure: 75 (default 100) 
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0 
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1 
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2 
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3 
ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram4 
ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram5 
ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram6 
ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram7 
ID-9: swap-9 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram8 
ID-10: swap-10 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram9 
ID-11: swap-11 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram10 
ID-12: swap-12 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram11 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.4 C mobo: N/A 
Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-2: 849 fan-3: 959 fan-4: 954 fan-5: 936 
Info:      Processes: 327 Uptime: 1d 2h 18m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.34 GiB used: 5.11 GiB (16.3%) 
Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1331 lib: 411 
Shell: fish v: 3.1.2 running in: konsole inxi: 3.3.01 
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
UUID=7FCB-1ADC                            /boot/efi      vfat    umask=0077 0 2
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /              btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 1
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /home          btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 2
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /root          btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 2
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /srv           btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 2
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /var/cache     btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 2
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /var/log       btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 2
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /var/tmp       btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 2
[sudo] password for bam2126:
sudo: timed out reading password
sudo: a password is required

I would put a screenshot of my partitions but the screenshot wouldn't save

thanks for any help that might come my way but thanks to the people who had the patience to put up with my dumbass on past topics this mainly a decision for better support for my parts driver wise

Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.4 C mobo: N/A 
Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-2: 849 fan-3: 959 fan-4: 954 fan-5: 936 
╭─[email protected] in ~ 27 Uptime: 1d 2h 18m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.34 GiB used: 5.11 GiB (16.3%) 
╰─λ inxi -Fxxxza 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1331 lib: 411 
cat /etc/fstab 3.1.2 running in: konsole inxi: 3.3.01 
sudo parted -lstatic file system information.
System:    Kernel: 5.11.1-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2021-03-15_19-00-01/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen 
root=UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 
vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
rootflags=defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd,subvol=timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2021-03-15_19-00-01/@ ystem>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
Distro: Garuda Linux 88-863a-28db8d261f8f /              btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefMachine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) v: 2.0 serial: <filter> 
UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: A.61 date: 02/26/2021  btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autCPU:       Info: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 family: 17 (23) 
model-id: 71 (113) stepping: N/A microcode: 8701021 L2 cache: 3 MiB [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autflags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 91200 
Speed: 3597 MHz min/max: 2200/4542 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3597 2: 3599 time,space_cache,auto3: 3595 4: 3608 5: 4236 6: 4110 7: 4358 8: 4338 9: 4053 10: 3603 11: 3609 12: 3600 
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected trfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,auType: l1tf status: Not affected 
Type: mds status: Not affected db8d261f8f /var/log       btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autoType: meltdown status: Not affected 
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp e,space_cache,autoType: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
Type: spectre_v2 or bam2126:
mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
Type: srbds status: Not affected 
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 [GeForce RTX 3070] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nouveau v: kernel 
bus ID: 2b:00.0 chip ID: 10de:2484 class ID: 0300 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: modesetting,nouveau 
alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display ID: :0 screens: 1 
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x2160 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x571mm (40.0x22.5") s-diag: 1165mm (45.9") 
Monitor-1: HDMI-1 res: 3840x2160 hz: 60 dpi: 61 size: 1600x900mm (63.0x35.4") 
diag: 1836mm (72.3") 
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 11.1.0 256 bits) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.3.4 compat-v: 3.1 
direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 2b:00.1 
chip ID: 10de:228b class ID: 0403 
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
bus ID: 2d:00.4 chip ID: 1022:1487 class ID: 0403 
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.11.1-zen1-1-zen 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 8086:2723 
class ID: 0280 
IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 class ID: 0200 
IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Device-3: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 
bus ID: 2a:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8125 class ID: 0200 
IF: enp42s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus ID: 1-2.3:6 
chip ID: 8087:0029 class ID: e001 
Message: Required tool hciconfig not installed. Check --recommends 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 32.61 GiB (3.5%) 
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Kingston model: SA2000M81000G size: 931.51 GiB 
block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 rotation: SSD 
serial: <filter> rev: S5Z42105 temp: 28.9 C scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 186.26 GiB size: 186.26 GiB (100.00%) used: 32.61 GiB (17.5%) fs: btrfs 
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 500 MiB size: 499 MiB (99.80%) used: 560 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat 
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 
ID-3: /home raw size: 186.26 GiB size: 186.26 GiB (100.00%) used: 32.61 GiB (17.5%) fs: btrfs 
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
ID-4: /var/log raw size: 186.26 GiB size: 186.26 GiB (100.00%) used: 32.61 GiB (17.5%) 
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
ID-5: /var/tmp raw size: 186.26 GiB size: 186.26 GiB (100.00%) used: 32.61 GiB (17.5%) 
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache pressure: 75 (default 100) 
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0 
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1 
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2 
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3 
ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram4 
ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram5 
ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram6 
ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram7 
ID-9: swap-9 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram8 
ID-10: swap-10 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram9 
ID-11: swap-11 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram10 
ID-12: swap-12 type: zram size: 2.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram11 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.4 C mobo: N/A 
Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-2: 849 fan-3: 959 fan-4: 954 fan-5: 936 
Info:      Processes: 327 Uptime: 1d 2h 18m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.34 GiB used: 5.11 GiB (16.3%)
Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1331 lib: 411
Shell: fish v: 3.1.2 running in: konsole inxi: 3.3.01
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
UUID=7FCB-1ADC                            /boot/efi      vfat    umask=0077 0 2
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /              btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 1
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /home          btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 2
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /root          btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 2
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /srv           btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 2
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /var/cache     btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 2
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /var/log       btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 2
UUID=2a81d935-7a85-4588-863a-28db8d261f8f /var/tmp       btrfs   [email protected],defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd 0 2
[sudo] password for bam2126:
sudo: timed out reading password
sudo: a password is required

Thanks for trying this distro. You may want to check out another distro and ask them how to use the same partitions. You can give them any information they me need to replace this Distro. If you are lucky their installer should be able to overwrite Garuda Linux.

May your adventure continue across multiple distros, until you find the one that fits you.

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Thanks I've really just been contemplating on going back to windows for now and ahve a small notebook for distros and of that nature just a less important system to toy with my entire idea was to try it linux so when i do go to college i have some sort of idea as to what I'm doing when i get there.

Is it just as easy as downloading windows off a USB and deleting everything off the drive?

Microsoft can talk you through how to install their OS. They even have a 1800 number. The members here are to help with the installation and operation of Garuda Linux not Windows.

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ik i was just wondering if when i install and wipe the drive everything goes with it without anything left standing because if so I'll do it in the morning because i already know how to install it i just wanted to make sure

The best thing I can tell you in life is to trust yourself, learn from your mistakes. Be confident that there will always be someone better and that you are not the worst.

Go forth and learn. Also Google is your friend. Take Care

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I recommend you to delete the partitions from a Linux/GParted Live ISO, then the free space will be understandable by any kind of OS installer.

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The irony of the story is that you gave me this advice:

On the side: in addition to Windows, three Arch Linux distributions are running error-free on my system.

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Windows is extremely easy to install. Just Google Windows 10 20H2 download and you should find it quite easily. I actually also keep a 32gb usb 3 with the W10 32bit/64bit iso on hand for when I sell off my computers. Must people don't want Linux unfortunately.

And it'll be as simple as boot from the USB, and choose custom install. You will be presented with a gparted like program, delete everything and instead Windows in the one unallocated space - and everything else will be done for you.

You will need a Windows computer to make the USB or you can search how to do it in Linux (I've never bothered because I'm always buying and selling a computer to play with and have Windows available somewhere.

You may be able to use etcher or the dd command, but I'm not positive on that. I can't recall how I made mine anymore, but I'm pretty sure it was in etcher on Windows though.

Please save anything you want first. Windows doesn't care what Linux distro you had, it will be gone.

Edit: Windows 10 download for you.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

And cheers* Linux isn't for everyone but it's a great big world if you're coming back! Good luck.

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@bam - I have been through this, off and on, for the past couple of decades, myself.

It isn't that Linux wasn't ready - truth is, I wasn't ready for Linux. Every time I hit problems, I still thought the 'windows way' and pillaged help forums and resources, not understanding that it was my thinking and attitude towards Linux, that were at fault.

Give it time, do as you suggest - windows on main rig and try Linux on a spare/old/whatever rig. Just make sure it meets specs :wink:

The amount of threads you made and the problems you had, reminded me of myself, as recently as two years ago. You're not alone, there are so many like us because, I came to see, windows makes us dependent. (I object to that. :slightly_smiling_face:)

Give it time, try to understand the ethos of GNU/Linux first - the rest comes 'naturally' after that.

One day, soon...you'll get there, my friend. :+1:

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Thanks man I loved learning all that I've never partitioned a drive until this weekend and that was an fun experience I just got frustrated at it all and your right it does make you dependent so much that you just expect things to work at a click of a button. but yeah all i wanted this computer for was for gaming but after all of that i learned I'm gonna dish out some money for a decent laptop for browsing and toying with linux :smiley: I just wasn't up to the challenge just yet

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yeah i have a side laptop with windows on it for this entire time but the computer isn't mine it's a family members laptop that they had bought from me and asked to borrow it for the entire time i was using Linux up till now. but I most definitely coming back for another swing at it I don't trust microsoft anymore but if i just use windows for gaming and strictly just for that then they will just think "damn this dude does nothing but gaming?" that's why love that with linux you can take your privacy back

yeah ik it's kind of hypocritical of me to say that and then turn around and make a topic like this but I just want this computer for gaming and ill have a laptop on the side running garuda but don't think I am throwing in the towel and forgetting about linux all in all I'm gonna give it another swing on cheaper computer that I'm am more comfortable possible tearing up instead of tearing up a almost $3,000 dollar pc you know what I'm saying?

Just wanna recommend Ventoy at this point - Windows requires Woeusb or some other tool to actually create a bootable stick. With Ventoy you can just create a bootable medium once and just copy paste isos to the drive and itll work magically :grimacing:

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Ventoy is also on windows right? Also if I do use it will I still have to fix how I partition my drive? Because I already have windows on the laptop next to me.

Go to Ventoy

Windows 10 will sort it out for you IIRC. Just wipe the disk first - gparted on the live USB will do, nicely.

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You will be able to partition it with the Windows installer. Just delete all partitions and tell it to use the one unallocated space to install Windows and you'll be all set. No need to do anything in Linux.

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also here is what i mean about the driver stuff just as some background as to why i said it