I have a dual boot system on my Laptop running Arch Linux and Windows XP. I have the following setup on my Laptop.
[sam@sony ~]$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3 14G 12G 1.4G 90% /
udev 10M 192K 9.9M 2% /dev
none 751M 0 751M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1 19G 16G 3.3G 83% /mnt/winxp
/dev/sda2 92M 24M 63M 28% /boot
/dev/sda5 45G 4.3G 38G 11% /home
My plan was to use some of the free space on my /home partition and transfer it to my Windows XP partition.
The /home partition used to be around 60 G which I managed to shrink to 45G using Gparted on a live Ubuntu CD.
However, I cannot seem to add it to the WinXP partition as my actual fourth primary partition is /dev/sda4 which was then split into /dev/sda5 and swap.
Now, although /home is shrunk, the unallocated space ( around 13 G) is still in /dev/sda4 according to Gparted which it does not allow me to manipulate.
I even tried using Partition Magic on Windows to add the unallocated space to my Win Xp partition. It fails on the first step which is shrinking /dev/sda4.
I am a bit of a noob....but /dev/sda4 does not even show up in $df -h.
Also, on my laptop $fdisk -l produces no output.