Resizing Garuda partition using unallocated space from windows in dual boot

Hello.

System:    Kernel: 5.15.5-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=5afc8f6d-ae4d-45a8-9782-af969ea8b014
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15s-ey1xxx v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: HP model: 8707 v: 37.21 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI v: F.52 date: 09/22/2021
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 14.9 Wh (38.4%) condition: 38.8/38.8 Wh (100.0%) volts: 11.0 min: 11.3
model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Discharging cycles: 349
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 4500U with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Zen 2
family: 17 (23) model-id: 60 (96) stepping: 1 microcode: 8600106 cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 3 MiB
L3: 8 MiB
flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 28445
Speed: 2286 MHz min/max: 1400/2375 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2286 2: 1397
3: 2002 4: 2420 5: 1383 6: 1808
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Renoir vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:1636 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Luxvisions Innotech Limited HP TrueVision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-3:3 chip-ID: 30c9:0035 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.1 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
Monitor-1: eDP res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 395mm (15.5")
OpenGL: renderer: AMD RENOIR (DRM 3.42.0 5.15.5-zen1-1-zen LLVM 13.0.0) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.5
direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: AMD vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.1
chip-ID: 1002:1637 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: snd_rn_pci_acp3x v: kernel alternate: snd_pci_acp3x,snd_pci_acp5x bus-ID: 03:00.5
chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
Device-3: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 03:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.5-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: rtw_8821ce v: N/A modules: rtw88_8821ce port: f000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:c821
class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: anbox0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Realtek Realtek Bluetooth 4.2 Adapter type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:4
chip-ID: 0bda:b00a class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block:
hardware: no software: no address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 63.01 GiB (26.4%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Toshiba model: KBG40ZNV256G KIOXIA size: 238.47 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: HP00AE00 temp: 54.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 110 GiB size: 110 GiB (100.00%) used: 62.93 GiB (57.2%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%) used: 85.1 MiB (33.2%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 110 GiB size: 110 GiB (100.00%) used: 62.93 GiB (57.2%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 110 GiB size: 110 GiB (100.00%) used: 62.93 GiB (57.2%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 110 GiB size: 110 GiB (100.00%) used: 62.93 GiB (57.2%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.2 GiB used: 1.09 GiB (15.1%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 43.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 276 Uptime: 7m wakeups: 242 Memory: 7.2 GiB used: 2.78 GiB (38.6%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1747 lib: 390
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.12 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.09

Hello guys, I have dual booted Garuda with windows and now I am out of space on garuda partition, i want to add some storage from windows. So I want to ask how can I increase partition size of garuda safely and without loosing data.

This is a very common process, in a few words/steps (but you should be searching for the details in internet).

  • Login from a live USB and open KDE Partition Manager or Gparted, if available.
  • Unmount both windows and Garuda partitions.
  • Reduce the windows partitions and assign the relevant unallocated space to the Garuda partition and confirm.
  • Login to Garuda and:
  • Resize/extend the btrfs filesystem with sudo btrfs filesystem resize max /
  • Perform a full btrfs balance with sudo btrfs filesystem balance start /
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I moved it from #issues-assistance:newbies to #issues-assistance:dual-boot-unsupported-hardware-software
What to do first as a beginner:
A backup of important data.

And

Before you open a new help request, read relevant sections of the Arch and Garuda wiki.
Thoroughly search your issue and any error messages in the forum and on the web.

Report everything you have already attempted to solve your problem.

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