Dual Boot windows and Manjaro

How do i get the manjaro installer to resize a windows ntfs partition so it can dual boot alongside windows?

I got some errors,

Resize error

Job: Check filesystem on partition /dev/sda3

Inxi information

inxi -Fazy
  Kernel: 5.15.16-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC
    misobasedir=manjaro misolabel=MANJARO_XFCE_2122 quiet
    systemd.show_status=1 apparmor=1 security=apparmor driver=free
    nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm 4.16.1
    vt: 7 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire E5-575 v: V1.27
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Acer model: Ironman_SK v: V1.27 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: Insyde v: 1.27 date: 05/26/2017
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 28.3 Wh (48.4%) condition: 58.5/61.0 Wh (95.9%)
    volts: 11.4 min: 10.9 model: LGC AS16B8J type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: Charging
  Info: model: Intel Core i3-7100U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Amber/Kaby Lake
    note: check family: 6 model-id: 0x8E (142) stepping: 9 microcode: 0xEA
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1101 high: 1119 min/max: 400/2400 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 1100 2: 1094 3: 1119
    4: 1092 bogomips: 19204
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
    IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI Aspire E5-575G
    driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5916 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Chicony HD WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-7:4
    chip-ID: 04f2:b573 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.16.1 driver:
    loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0.0 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-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142
    size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
    vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI Acer Aspire E5-575G driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d71
    class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.16-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.20 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: no
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Lite-On driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel bus-ID: 02:00.0
    chip-ID: 168c:0042 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI Acer Aspire E5-575G driver: r8169 v: kernel
    port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp3s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Lite-On Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb
    v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-5:3 chip-ID: 04ca:3015 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 960.17 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: ACM1 scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Snap
    size: 28.65 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
    serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
  Message: No partition data found.
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C pch: 42.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 194 Uptime: 19m wakeups: 1 Memory: 3.7 GiB used: 2.13 GiB (57.5%)
  Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0
  Packages: pacman: 1160 lib: 319 flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16
  running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.12


manjaro@manjaro ~]$ lsblk
loop0    7:0    0  70.6M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/livefs
loop1    7:1    0 784.3M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs
loop2    7:2    0   1.7G  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs
loop3    7:3    0 790.9M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/rootfs
sda      8:0    0 931.5G  0 disk 
├─sda1   8:1    0   100M  0 part 
├─sda2   8:2    0    16M  0 part 
├─sda3   8:3    0 930.4G  0 part 
└─sda4   8:4    0     1G  0 part 
sdb      8:16   1  28.7G  0 disk /run/miso/bootmnt
├─sdb1   8:17   1   3.4G  0 part 
└─sdb2   8:18   1     4M  0 part 
sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 rom  

lsblk -f

lsblk -f
     squash 4.0                                                    0   100% /run/miso/sfs/livefs
     squash 4.0                                                    0   100% /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs
     squash 4.0                                                    0   100% /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs
     squash 4.0                                                    0   100% /run/miso/sfs/rootfs
│    vfat   FAT32 ESP   06B5-F838                                           
│    ntfs         Windows
│                       70F6B97EF6B9455E                                    
     ntfs         Recovery
sdb  iso966 Jolie MANJARO_XFCE_2122
│                       2022-01-23-13-29-58-00                     0   100% /run/miso/bootmnt
│    iso966 Jolie MANJARO_XFCE_2122
│                       2022-01-23-13-29-58-00                              
     vfat   FAT12 MISO_EFI

EDIT: I’m gonna just blow windows away (Remove it) Marking this as resolved/Closed

EDIT2: Please close this post as i don’t need it anymore.


Before resizing NTFS partitions when you’re going to dual-boot, it’s advised to fix errors on them from Windows
Boot your computer in Windows, open CMD and run:
chkdsk /r /f <Partition letter>

Also, make sure Windows is completely shut down and not hibernated, you must disable Windows’s fast startup

  1. Write “Power & sleep settings” in the search bar
  2. Click “Additional power settings”
  3. Click “Choose what the power button does”
  4. Click “Change settings that are currently unavailable” and press “Yes”
  5. Unselect “Turn on fast startup (recommended)” and click apply
  6. Now, you can reboot and try to install Manjaro again :3

EDIT: I’m gonna just blow windows away (Remove it)

Well, good choice :joy_cat::joy_cat:
I’ll let my answer in here in case someone needs it on the future

The best way to corrupt something is to resize partition of a working system. And if on top of that you resize a Windows file system from Linux… you’re up for surprises.

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That’s always possible to corrupt your files by resizing any kind of partition, that’s why you should make backup before resizing or moving your partitions. However, NTFS is a proprietary partition, and you must check for errors on your NTFS partition from Windows to prevent disasters (partition managers won’t let you resize a NTFS partition if you don’t do that aswell for security reasons).
If they would be dual-booting, they would need to take the risk to manage their partitions, but that’s possible to be safe doing that and both GParted and KDE’s partition manager has fail-safe methods to do that by doing error checking and simulation before changing any partition.

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