Hello, I am a new Linux user and previously I have been using Debian alongside Windows 10 on my laptop (Dell G3 17). On this laptop, I have two hard drives: One is an NVMe SSD which contains Debian, and the other is a regular SSD which contains Windows. I have it set up in the UEFI menu so that the NVMe SSD (containing Debian) is first in boot priority. Thus, when I boot up my laptop, it goes to Grubmenu, and it detects both my Windows 10 OS on my first hard drive and my Debian OS on my secondary hard drive, and I am able to choose.
I want to replace Debian (on my NVMe SSD) with Garuda, as I have been having problems with Debian getting it to work with NVIDIA drivers. How would I go about this? Is there anything special I need to do in the installer to make it so I install Garuda on the NVMe SSD and leave the Windows SSD untouched? And will it allow me to select either OS in Grubmenu when I start? Could someone walk me through the basic setup procedure for this, as I am quite new to Linux.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I am NOT dual booting on seperate partitions of a single hard drive. I have TWO SEPERATE HARD DRIVES with seperate OS's and I would like to be able to boot into either hard drive in GRUBmenu at start up. I want the entire NVMe drive containing Debian to be formatted and replaced entirely with Garuda, with the Windows SSD left untouched by the Garuda installer.
In your case you can let the installer do all the heavy lifting. When you get to partitioning make sure you select the drive with Debian on it and chose use entire disk. Continue the setup and once installed and booted to Grub you should see Garuda and Windows listed.
I see. Thank you. And under the drop down which says "Boot loader location" I should select the Master Boot Record of the Debian drive as well, correct? (The one I will be erasing and replacing with Garuda)
Another unrelated question: I plan to upgrade the RAM in my laptop from 8GB to 32GB. Should I do this before or after the Garuda installation (does it matter?) and is there anything I need to do to allow Garuda to recognize the new RAM or will it work right out of the box once it is installed in my laptop?
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