So I’ve really enjoyed Manjaro and am gonna wipe windows 10 from my hard drive to make space. I’ve stored everything I need from my windows 10 partiton, gonna back up my manjaro drive just be play it safe too. The question is, which windows partitions do I delete?
I see a handful of partitions from disk management:
From what I can tell online, the EFI partition is mostly essential, it can be removed and replaced but that’s unnecessary. The C drive I have every intention of deleting. 96Gb are dedicated to Manjaro and are staying. It’s the final 3 recovery partitions that I’m stumped by. Are these strictly for Windows and free for deletion? Or do they provide some useful backup feature in case I brick my OS? There doesn’t seem to be much information out there about these so I’m refraining from touching them til I know it’s safe.
Can anyone help me out and explain what I can and can’t delete?
Thanks a lot!
I wonder why you want to delete the partitions on windows? Check them on Manjaro:
sudo parted -l
In all honesty that was out of convenience as I had been booting up windows one last time.
Model: CL1-3D256-Q11 NVMe LITEON 256GB (nvme)
Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 256GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 1049kB 714MB 713MB fat32 EFI system partition boot, esp
2 714MB 848MB 134MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres
3 848MB 133GB 132GB Basic data partition msftdata
4 133GB 236GB 103GB ext4 root
5 236GB 237GB 1038MB ntfs hidden, diag
6 237GB 255GB 17.6GB ntfs hidden, diag
7 255GB 256GB 1369MB ntfs hidden, diag
That’s actually a lot more revealing than in Windows.
Looks like they’re all NTFS disks and the large recovery partition is an image
These 2 must stay, anything else is related to windows.
Also resizing, moving the root partition should be done in a live session. Possible the UUID will change then.
/etc/fstab needs to be updated accordingly, or give both partitions proper names and set
LABEL=name instead of
I thought as much, thanks a lot!
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