Setting up partitions for dual-boot (w/ WinXP) via Intrepid installer

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Thu Apr 9 10:31:25 UTC 2009

Mike.lifeguard wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a dual-boot system by adding Intrepid to my WinXP 
> machine - this requires that I resize (shrink) the NTFS partition. 
> However, in the installer, I don't see the option to do that (which is 
> referred to in the docs & several people have told me it exists). The 
> options presented to me are a) guided - use the whole disc b) manual. 
> (neither of which can resize existing partitions).
> I'm guessing that the resize option only appears when there is enough 
> contiguous free space on the disc (which I don't have). So, beyond 
> defragging aggressively and reducing the page file size in Windows, is 
> there any other way to gain contiguous disc space?

Buying another disk? Moving your partitions?
Seriously if you do not have contiguous space, you are out of luck.;-)

And if you have not defragmented your Windows Drive(s) before 
rearranging them, I would STRONGLY recommend to do just this before 
going on with your repartitioning efforts.

Kind regards

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