Partitioning Help to Add PC-BSD to Existing Windows XP Pro
I want to install PC-BSD 1.5 on my laptop. gparted under Knoppix reports my partitions as follows:
/dev/sda1 75 GB Primary (Windows Vista HP)
/dev/sda2 20 GB Ext. (Windows XP Pro)
/dev/sda5 55 GB Ext. (data drive)
I wanted to wipe Vista off, since it's useless anyway. Gparted will shrink sda1, but will not allow me to subsequently move sda2 closer to sda1. So I cannot grow sda2. Nor can I grow sda5. (I wanted to shave 25 GB from sda1 and put 5 on sda2 and 20 on sda5.
I installed Vista after installing XP. When I boot Vista, it obviously shows up as C:, and sda2 is D:, and sda5 is E:. When I boot XP, it also shows up as C:, but then sda5 becomes D:, and sda1 becomes F:. In a table, it looks like this:
Boot Vista Boot XP
/sda1 = C: F:
/sda2 = D: C:
/sda5 = E: D:
Here's my questions:
1. Is there a way to use gparted or something else to resize so I can get more space for my data? Or will I have to wipe everything and re-partition from the start? And..
2. Will I have to first reinstall XP and then install PC-BSD (so I can use its boot loader)? When I tried installing something over Vista, I could no longer boot XP, and had to restore the whole hdd via Knoppix, the dd command, and an external hdd. Thanks.