I would like to ask a question about running my dual boot

Hello there so i ran a dual boot of win 11 and garuda linux and i allocated 80GB to the partition for garuda linux but that amount of storage is getting less for me at this point so i would like to ask how to increase the size of my partition.

Granted that there are plenty of tutorials about it on the internet, in a few words you should:

  • boot from a live usb
  • use KDE partition manager (or even better Gparted) to shrink the Windows partition (when not mounted) and extend the btrfs Garuda partition
  • the two partitions should be adjacent (otherwise some additional work might be needed)
  • if all goes well, finally do a btrfs balance of the btrfs partition

For details look for a tutorial (also because we don’t have any information here :slight_smile: )

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It is best to do this in M$, as it will show you the minimum size required by Windows to be able to work with Windows.

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M$ ? what is that

Micro$oft :grin:
People just use this short form for fun :slightly_smiling_face:


i will look into this on youtube thanks for your reply :smiley:


hey there

which partition would i have to expand with the free space?

Please, no pictures, use

df -Th

in terminal and post as text like this for nice formatted output.
df -Th

ilesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/nvme0n1p5 btrfs      81G   72G  6.8G  92% /
devtmpfs       devtmpfs  4.0M     0  4.0M   0% /dev
tmpfs          tmpfs     3.9G  360M  3.5G  10% /dev/shm
efivarfs       efivarfs  184K  170K  9.0K  95% /sys/firmware/efi/efivars
tmpfs          tmpfs     1.6G  3.9M  1.6G   1% /run
/dev/nvme0n1p5 btrfs      81G   72G  6.8G  92% /home
/dev/nvme0n1p5 btrfs      81G   72G  6.8G  92% /srv
/dev/nvme0n1p5 btrfs      81G   72G  6.8G  92% /var/cache
/dev/nvme0n1p5 btrfs      81G   72G  6.8G  92% /root
/dev/nvme0n1p5 btrfs      81G   72G  6.8G  92% /var/log
/dev/nvme0n1p5 btrfs      81G   72G  6.8G  92% /var/tmp
tmpfs          tmpfs     3.9G   22M  3.8G   1% /tmp
/dev/nvme0n1p1 vfat      256M   34M  223M  14% /boot/efi
tmpfs          tmpfs     781M  346M  435M  45% /run/user/1000

can you tell which partition i would have to expand please

I see no place for that, there is no M$ partition to shrink.
Remove some files or check pacman cache, reduce the memroy to 1.

paccache -h

or use



Maybe you forget to mount other volumes on /dev/nvme0n1p5 ?

df -Th
Dateisystem    Typ      Größe Benutzt Verf. Verw% Eingehängt auf
/dev/nvme0n1p8 btrfs     124G     14G  111G   11% /
devtmpfs       devtmpfs  4,0M       0  4,0M    0% /dev
tmpfs          tmpfs     6,8G       0  6,8G    0% /dev/shm
efivarfs       efivarfs  434K    308K  122K   72% /sys/firmware/efi/efivars
tmpfs          tmpfs     2,7G    1,8M  2,7G    1% /run
/dev/nvme0n1p8 btrfs     124G     14G  111G   11% /home
/dev/nvme0n1p8 btrfs     124G     14G  111G   11% /root
/dev/nvme0n1p8 btrfs     124G     14G  111G   11% /srv
/dev/nvme0n1p8 btrfs     124G     14G  111G   11% /var/cache
/dev/nvme0n1p8 btrfs     124G     14G  111G   11% /var/tmp
/dev/nvme0n1p8 btrfs     124G     14G  111G   11% /var/log
/dev/nvme0n1p1 vfat      256M     51M  206M   20% /boot/efi
tmpfs          tmpfs     6,8G    8,0K  6,8G    1% /tmp
tmpfs          tmpfs     1,4G     85M  1,3G    7% /run/user/1000
/dev/nvme0n1p7 btrfs     302G    182G  119G   61% /run/media/sgs/i3wm
/dev/nvme0n1p6 btrfs      50G     24G   26G   48% /run/media/sgs/Hyprland
/dev/nvme0n1p5 btrfs     349G    242G  107G   70% /run/media/sgs/KDE
/dev/nvme0n1p3 ntfs3     129G     45G   85G   35% /run/media/sgs/Windows-SSD

For me is here /dev/nvme0n1p3 ntfs3 M$, and you must first shrink the M$ partition, do it in Win10/11, please.



If you want to use KDE partition manager, you should be able to clearly check the status like here
With gparted

Save your data. It can be a “dangerous” operation for someone unfamiliar to the process. Save your data before you do anything else. Buena suerte! :slight_smile:


thanks, I will.

old snapshots should get cleaned out too, if you’ve been accumulating them.

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