Then you made your decision.
You want swap.
You want 64 GB of swap.
No matter whether it is the same size as your root filesystem and is just sitting there to be used for hibernation, but not being used for anything else most of the time.
Basically 64 GB of wasted SSD space - in my opinion
… but it’s your decision … your wish, your preference …
What is preventing you from creating a 64 GB swap partition in the free space you apparently have available?
create it, format as swap, add to /etc/fstab, update /etc/default/grub to point to that as a resume from partition
But I think, from what I saw, that your system is encrypted.
I respect your critical thinking. I like how linux users think rationally on how to best squeeze the system to our advantage.
I tried in /home. Did not work! Plus my hibernate button is missing which did not come to life after i rebooted several times.
Will try again.
No. What makes you think that?
I am not being able to upload screenshots, and now i have to start providing konsole text outputs.
It’s better anyway; to get used to commands! But takes longer to trim what i and peers need to understand issue.
I am taking note of commands like lbsk -l, inxi -fazi, etc down, and what they do. So that when i post a new thread it will always contain context.
1) I will hit this kind of roadblock in the future and i should start learning how to fix a rolling release distro when i break it. 2) I don’t want to take note of my apps and re install and tweak them again.
I can trim windows down do accommodate space for manjaro. Space is not a problem!
My fear is breaking the system while using gparted which i’m not used to.
I will backup with Timeshift before i use gparted.
i prefer CloneZilla for this cases. you could clone the entire disk (including the partitioning etc…) this is a 100% clone-backup and if something brakes you restore the same identical disk as before. no waste of time with anything. clonezilla is the swiss-knife for this cases.
After making the necessary back up do one thing at a time.
For instance delete the current swap, then expand root into that… if they are concurrent.
Make sure everything is functioning.
Reduce the size of your Windows Partition to create the necessary free space for swap.
Check everything again.
Reformat the freed space as Swap.
Boot into Manjaro and ‘tell’ /etc/fstab where to find Swap.
‘tell’ GRUB where to find the swap for resume from Hibernate.
Then sort out why Hibernate is not being offered, assuming Manjaro doesn’t offer it, once the swap partition is big enough.
That’s the process I would use if I was unsure of the tools I’m using. In fact it’s how I would do it anyway.
It is possible to create a list of actions for gParted to perform, but I personally don’t recommend that. After too many breakages in the past, I prefer to do one thing at a time. It seems slower, but it’s a lot safer.