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I just did this same thing. Mine is a brand new laptop, though, so I didn't lose anything by repartitioning the whole disk. If you have data you need on there I would suggest backing it up and then just using your WinXP disc to repartition just what you need for XP (it's one of the setup steps). Then when you boot w/ your Slackware disc you'll be able to set up the rest of the drive for your Linux install.
Thanks all for the help, I'm gonna use ntfsresize.
The laptop I'm tryin to install linux on has no floppy drive. While I do know it's possible to do, how do I install linux without the aid of a boot floppy?? Do I use the slack installation cd, or should I try to write a boot-cd, so to speak??
Well I got the hard-drive partitioned using (in the end) a combination of the WinXP installation disk and then fdisk. I have an external floppy but linux wouldn't write me a bootdisk so I went ahead and set up LILO.
There is one final problem. When I try to boot slack, it hangs when it finds the usb2.0 device/s. Does anyone know a way around this problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks again.