[arch-general] Can I attach Windows partition space with home without reinstalling?

Dmitry Yu. Nurislamov nimms at barmail.ch
Thu Sep 28 17:36:10 UTC 2017

I mean the order of the partitions. In case you're not sure,
you can run `fdisk -l /dev/sdX` as root (replace "X" with your drive 

The first scenario (Arch before Windows) will look like this:
     /dev/sdX1 50G  # arch
     /dev/sdX2 400G # windows

The second:
     /dev/sdX1 400G # windows
     /dev/sdX2 50G  # arch

Hope you understand now. :)

28.09.2017 22:10, Junayeed Ahnaf via arch-general пишет:
> Can you please explain what do you mean by before and after ?
> On 09/28/2017 10:50 PM, Dmitry Yu. Nurislamov via arch-general wrote:
>> If your Arch partition is *before* the Windows partition, you can just
>> delete
>> that Windows one and either use GParted to resize the Arch partition
>> (the easiest way) or, if you don't want to use it, delete the Arch
>> partition too
>> with fdisk(8) etc. and create it again full-sized. This way you'll change
>> the size of the partition. After that, you also need to resize the
>> file system.
>> You can do this with resize2fs(8).
>> Note that you'll need your root partition unmounted, so these steps
>> need to be done from LiveCD.
>> But if the Arch partition if *after* the Windows one, you can move
>> your /home contents there (unmount it first, doesn't require using
>> LiveCD)
>> and edit your fstab(5) accordingly.
>> Good luck.
>> 28.09.2017 21:21, Junayeed Ahnaf via arch-general пишет:
>>> Hello,
>>> So I have arch installed on a 50GB space, I also have 400 GB  as a
>>> windows partition, I want to know is there a way for me to delete that
>>> windows drives and attach them with either / or /home so that I can use
>>> them from Linux without reinstalling?
>>> Thanks
>>> N

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