Partitioning Windows XP HD with Mandrake 10.0
So, I'm installing Mandrake 10.0 on my 20GB HD, all of which is devoted to a Windows XP partition (it actually has about 8 GB of free space). I'm relatively new to partitioning and, loathe to lose all my Windows data, am just working with the DrakX partitioning wizard that comes with the Mandrake installer.
But the problem is that whenever I choose "use free space on Windows partition," the wizard goes into the resizing process, but fails very soon after entering the process. It spits up an error message, saying that "FAT and NTFS resizing failed."
Any idea why the installer keeps failing? Or, any idea what else I could do to partition the HD in such a way that windows xp and mandrake can dual boot?
Thanks in advance for any tips you might have!