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#1 2014-04-10 20:10:06

rccks
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Registered: 2014-03-21
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Install windows 7 after arch

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.
thanks

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

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#2 2014-04-10 20:19:10

Inxsible
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From: Chicago
Registered: 2008-06-09
Posts: 9,071

Re: Install windows 7 after arch

  • 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

    OR

  • 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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