Now that a Generic X86 full OS install seems to have been made a relatively easy affair (Kudos on that by the way, it’s been long overdue), I would like to move from Core running in Docker on my main NAS server to a separate machine and I have a few questions. I was given an i3 Lenovo Thinkcentre from work that was being retired. I have a few pre-install questions.
1- General target HDD prep: If wiping the drive pre-install, what is the optimal format to put on it?
2- Drive has a recovery partition. I assume it needs to be wiped/merged with main partition? Any pitfalls to watch out for when doing so?
3- Aeotech USB Zwave Dongles: does adding it before 1st boot make onboarding/setting it up any easier? (I assume I should reset the dongle so I can set up from scratch).
4- 2ND hard drive. I have a spare 1TB internal looking a job. Is there some utility to adding a 2nd storage drive (ie, having a dedicated media drive or storage for one of the security cam addons? I might also like to try the LMS add-on in Hass to compare to my Unraid docker install of it). If so is there an optimal format for that drive, should it go in before 1st boot?