How to add more storage to Manjaro

I've been dualbooting manjaro and mac recently and it's been working like a charm, I used rEFInd to switch between them. I want to add more storage to manjaro, I don't know how and need somebody to hold my hand through the process. Thanks!

I'm clumbsy, I guess clonezilla would be a good choice, however it's only 15 minutes to install from USB... so I'd first buy a bigger SSD or HDD...

Then:

  1. Use Timeshift to backup your system, back-in-time to backup your /home - Externally.

  2. Decide where to put Manjaro - new SSD or partition somewhere else.

  3. Install from USB, restore timeshift, restore back-in-time.

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I've been dualbooting manjaro and mac recently and it's been working like a charm, I used rEFInd to switch between them. I want to add more storage to manjaro, I don't know how and need somebody to hold my hand through the process. Thanks!

Hi!
can you post the output of sudo fdisk -l ?
Do you have any free space or you want to resize any partition and add the space to manjaro?
Did you have /home partition separated?

The output of the command is:

Disk /dev/sda: 465.78 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Disk model: APPLE HDD ST500L
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 0000138D-1C00-0000-595A-000091490000

Device         Start       End   Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda1         40    409639    409600   200M EFI System
/dev/sda2     409640 781659639 781250000 372.5G Apple APFS
/dev/sda3  781660160 960389119 178728960  85.2G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda4  960389120 976773119  16384000   7.8G Linux swap




Disk /dev/loop0: 96.101 MiB, 101695488 bytes, 198624 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/loop1: 96.52 MiB, 101191680 bytes, 197640 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/loop2: 54.97 MiB, 57618432 bytes, 112536 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/loop3: 210.12 MiB, 220319744 bytes, 430312 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/loop4: 54.98 MiB, 57626624 bytes, 112552 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/loop5: 25.65 MiB, 26877952 bytes, 52496 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/loop6: 25.65 MiB, 26877952 bytes, 52496 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

I just want to add more space, I want to take the space some of the free space from the mac and I want to add it to the manjaro.
the /home partition seprated? I'm not sure.

Hi!
So you want to resize mac partition and add that free space to linux partition.
Using a usb live, open partitionmanager, gparted or anyone you have installed. Select mac partition,edit,resize and make that partition as small as you want. Aply changes.
Once it's finished, select linux partition, resize, and add the free space, aply changes.
before do any of this, make a backup of your system, you can use timeshift, an application for to do so.
Noted the space you want to add is placed before linux partition, it will take a lot of time. the application need to move all your data in linux partition 'cause all data must to be at first.

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do i HAVE to make a backup?

I tried it. But when I tried resizing the mac partition, it didn't let me because the minimum size of the mac partition is the same size as it's current size.

Do you use TimeMachine? It creates local backups what then sends to storage. iCloud also takes space what is purgeable.
You can also try this
open Boot Camp Assistant click continue it should wipe out some hidden data.
Screenshot 2020-08-05 at 21.58.26
Then partition it here, not the container APFS is save to manage, backup is good idea of course :slight_smile:
Screenshot 2020-08-05 at 22.01.11
Then I do not know how to increase partition in Linux.

Surely not - nobody has to make a backup.
Don't complain if anything goes amiss though... I had a partition job taking a while, enough of a while for a power failure and a reboot, then a few days scraping damaged files from the disk.

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