Sarge Net install NTFS resize
I am attempting to install Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 r0a "Sarge" on an HP pavilion zv6000 notebook. Currently Windows XP Professional is installed in a 100GB partition (97.4GB by Microsoft means) and is taking up the entire hard disk.
I read over various how-to's, readme's, and forum posts that the Debian install will allow me to resize the NTFS partition during install.
I followed the guides mostly, choosing the "expert" way of doing things. When I get to partitioning i choose the NTFS partition, select the size and after a few minutes i am presented with a dialog saying i must commit changes before continuing. The first go around, i choose [OK] and then changed the size from 100GB to 80GB and choose again to commit changes. After applying, nothing happened. The disk is still one large 100GB partition using NTFS. I then restarted the installed, choose [CANCEL] at the above prompt, and tried again. Same results.
Now, my question: How do I resize correctly? Or is this failing attempts telling me that it cant be done? Does debian know something about my hard drive i don't, and is refusing to change.
Note: I'm not too concerned with the NTFS partition, the notebook is quite new, with no data on the windows install. Losing it is mostly an OK option.