Lossless repartitioning from Win32
This is my first message to the list, so if I'm contacting the wrong
folks, please somebody let me know ;-).
Situation: I've got a new computer with Windows XP pre-installed. I want
to make a dual-boot system with XP and Debian. I've downloaded the Debian
files and I can boot from the CD-ROM containing them.
Problem: I need to create new partitions for Linux. Various sections of
the Debian docs (e.g., "220.127.116.11. Lossless Repartitioning When Starting
From DOS, Win-32 or OS/2") appear to claim that I can resize my existing
NTFS partition, leaving room for my Linux partitions.
When I reach the disk-partitioning step in the installation (I think it's
running "partman"), I'm allowed to select partitions but I can't find a
way to change the size. Am I running the wrong partition program?
18.104.22.168. claims I need to run "fips", and there's a "fips20" zip file on
the Debian CD (why is it in a zip file, and not just the executable I
need?). Is it possible to resize partitions with "partman", if that's
what I'm running? 22.214.171.124. tells me to make a bootable floppy, but I
don't have a floppy drive (perhaps that was a mistake)...
Thanks in advance for any tips or pointers! (I was a tech writer for many
years, so I'm happy with being pointed to docs or FAQs or whatever.)