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Just for info, as I know the square root of f**k all about linux/IT generally, I have no idea why, but my pc came out of the box with 3 partitions 2 ntfs and one fat 32, with my initial attempt to get the linux installed, it just kept telling me where to go (i.e. unable to resize the fat32 partition which was only 2.5 gig). Anyhow, I ended up using the smaller ntfs partition and re-formatting it as fat32. The linux went straight in - not that that's much help cos I still have to boot back into M$XP as the mandrake 8.2 will not auto configure either my onboard sound device or the usb dsl modem that i've got. And it's starting to really piss me off!
If my memory serves correctly, If you throw the first install disk in (I've got the download version), doesn't it offer you a method of sticking the mandy in there by pinching an empty bit of single ntfs partition?
Failing that, I suppose it'll be just as the acid_kewpie says, partition magic strikes again!!!!!!!!!!!!