Increase swap size

I want to add 2GB to my swap partition from another ntfs partition, I searched but got nothing, there are only tutos how to create new ones.

Mmm, read the wiki you must.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Swap

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Already did, It has no mention to how to increase swap partition’s size.

It would be more efficient to get rid of the swap partition and use a swap file as outlined in the wiki article above–especially if you want to resize it on a whim.

Partitions are partitons. See Parted - ArchWiki

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You can’t manipulate your partitions from a running system, so boot up with a live iso and run gparted.
Shrink your ntfs and enlarge your swap to your desired size.

(Maybe you have to format this 2 gig to ext4 first…)

Resizing ntfs partitions is best done from Windows - if you have that opportunity.
gparted might work, but it’s better and safer to use the native tools

We don’t (yet) know whether these two partitions are side by side.

so:
most of this is mainly a response to @medmedin the original poster

If they are side by side then this could be easy.
… will need to change/adapt the UUID for the swap partition in /etc/fstab afterwards.

If they are not side by side - this plan very simply will not work.
Then you can’t just cut off a piece of one and attach it to the other side.

Instead, just add a swap file to increase the total available swap space.

But whether this will do for you depends on:
why (the reason) you want to do this in the first place.

Why would you want to increase the available swap space?

… not just this one - I like Yoda star wars style quotes :wink:

Thanks, GParted live iso worked perfectly, even windows 10 wouldn’t let me shrink non system ntfs partitions (even after cleaning, checking and de-fragmenting) but GParted did it like champion.

Great it worked out!

Tip: GParted is included on the Manjaro ISO’s, no need for that.

My case is that linux swap and ntfs partitions are not adjacent so I had to pass by an ext4 system partition

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