I'm looking for assistance on Dual Booting and installing Garuda on my external SSD which currently has Wintousb installed on it, i am unable to partition the wintousb volume using the windows disk utility
Device: iMac 2015, Samsung T7 SSD (with Wintousb installed)
Try using gparted
Or, if gparted is not available in the edition you want to install, search there partition manager, which is for sure available in all the KDE based editions.
Instead of AOMEI, you can also try
Detailed solutions to manage disk space and partition size with EaseUS Partition Master
I just think it is better.
Edit: I used it a couple of years ago and I think that time AOMEI didn't have a free version, so I am not that sure about my claim
but a lot do it
This is not a Garuda offical tutorial.
Garuda doesn't officially provide support for dual boot systems!
I have EFI boot system, for legacy boot It can be different!
Use my tutorial only for your own risk!
! Before you start to do anything make sure you backup your system first !
It's Recommended to install WIN 10 first with a Linux pre-created partition table and LInux after.
Why is it not recommend to install Linux on Windows:
Because win 10 install will overwrite/destroy …
Ventoy.net, Garuda Wiki and forum search first, please
Yes, free version of AOMEI and I think it does a good job. You can also format disks in the Linux Ext family as well as the normal ones. What I particularly like is if has Chkdsk functions as well as a Defragger. The Free version is slightly limited in other areas that the (inexpensive) Paid version does but I do not recall what they are. Meanwhile, I'll check out your link, and thank you.
Thanks everyone for your replies, I installed garuda few hours ago!
Here's what I did
logged into my WIntousb instance and opened Parition tool
created a new partition allocated 64 GB
used rufus to create a bootable drive
booted into live and installed garuda into my WIntousb ext drive
Please note that use of Rufus is officially not recommended
Please note that use of Rufus is officially
We recommend using Balena Etcher to create a bootable USB stick. You can use dd or its frontends (Mintstick, Popsicle, Imagewriter, Mediawriter) on Linux. Do not use Rufus to flash the iso.
Just use ventoy
We always mark here the solution and not the implementation.