have arch installed on my laptop.
having trouble partitioning my hard drive to install windows 7.
how to shrink my home partition to create space for ntfs.
also i know that windows 7 will overwrite mbr over grub, how do i reconfigure my grub afterward.
here's fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
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: dos
Disk identifier: 0x000d4e42
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 391167 194560 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 391168 6275071 2941952 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 6275072 64870399 29297664 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 64870400 976773119 455951360 83 Linux
Install Windows 7 in a virtual environment. That way you dont have to deal with the MBR being overwritten. Also the added advantage is that you can have both OSes up at the same time to exchange data between them. You also don't need to shrink the partitions etc etc
If you do dual boot, you can use the live CD to re-install grub and configure it again to chainload Windows from it. You can use GParted live to shrink the partitions and prepare the drive for the Windows Installation.
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