i remember reading that SuSE or Mandrake or some other distro has a partition manager built in to the install that will let you resise existing partitions without losing data (under a dual-boot environment). i normally take care of all of this before i even worry about installing linux, but this time i wasn't thinking so carefully. i have a 10 GB HDD, currently with 5 GB allotted for windows and 5GB allotted for linux. i want to resize the windows partition to 3 GB so i can have more for linux. do any of these partition managers allow you to resize an ntfs partition?
i really don't want to have to reformat the drive cause i don't feel like backing up my data and reinstalling everything. i thought about resizing the ntfs partition with partition magic (or even converting it to fat32 with partition magic), but i'm running windows 2000 advanced server, and partition magic isn't compatible with windows server family. apparenlty for that i need VolumeManager, which costs $600. any other suggestions on how i can resize an ntfs partition without losing anything? man i hate m$