create new partition using gparted
Well, first of all let me say I'm doing this because I can't get the system backup utility in Mandriva 2009 to work. I've tried using my windows drive as the destination of my backup, but that doesn't work so I thought I'd give creating a new partition a shot.
When I select Gparted from applications/system tools/gparted, I get the following error message. Root privleges are required for running gparted. Since GParted is a powerful tool capable of destroying partition tables and vast amounts of data, only root may run it. I usually get a box to enter my password for things that require root, but not with this. So to begin with, how do I get gparted to run? Or should I created a gparted cd to boot from.
I know that I'm going to have a lot of questions once I get gparted to run, but here are a few: Should I create a windows partition for my backup? Should I just resize the existing drive that I have Mandriva installed on?