Hello, so currently on my machine I have a Windows install on a 3.6 TiB RAID 10 array that I would like to dual boot Manjaro Linux on. I have done so in the past but this time I’m experiencing something weird with the Windows partition.
In theory, the installer should see the Windows EFI partition, the 3.6 TiB NTFS partition, and then the recovery partition. But instead, it only sees a 116GiB partition. Now I looked at this through KDE Partition Manager and it sees the same thing, however, it reports the size as 116Gib and that 1.2 TiB of 116Gib is used (witch dose not add up).
But on the other hand, Gnome Disk Utility reports the volume to be 4TB (3.6 TiB) in size, and so dose dolphin file manager as well.
Beyond that I cannot figure out what is causing the problem to occur and why its happening now.
From what I gathered, I accused Windows hybrid shutdown / hibernate as the culprit and disabled “fast boot” within control panel and with
powercfg /h off as administrator, in witch that did not fix the problem.
And as far as RAID goes, I use Intel RTSe RAID from the bios for the RAID setup and never really had problems with it (beside a Rosewill HDD hot swap bay) and use it in the past as
/home when running strait Linux.
Edit: Ok so an update
So I had decreased the Windows partition down to make some free space ahead of time before the Manjaro install. This left me with 2.6TiB for Windows and ~1TiB for Manjaro. Instead the free spaced showed up as ~160GiB for the free space and ~80GiB for the Windows partition. I’ll try different Linux Distros to see if they report the same issues.
So I booted into a Kubuntu installer image and Kubuntu is able to see the Windows partition correctly, so from what I can speculate that Manjaro is the issue in this situation (or whatever the installer sees).