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    Resizing active root partition in GParted


    I have a Manjaro installed, like this:
    GParted.jpg

    I'd like to resize the big 600gb+ root partition to 100Gb, and create an ntfs with 500gb space so then I can install (hopefully) windows 8 on it. However it doesn't let me do anything to it, I guess because it is actively being used by the system, no wonder. Is there a way?

    Also I don't know if I'll be able to access windows from Grub afterwards, I guess it should work.

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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    I don't think it is possible to resize an active partition as it would be very unsafe for your data. You will need to boot to a live environment and resize using that.
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    The latest live environment during the installation of Manjaro didn't use use GParted, as I've seen in tutorials on YouTube, it used something else I didn't understand. That's why I chose "easy installation" which formatted the whole disc and created the partitions itself. Well thanks anyway.

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    It can be any live environment. Linux Lite will give you gparted.
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    Okay, thanks.

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