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dual boot xp with vista installed first on gateway laptop please help

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So I might need some help.....

I'm dual booting a gateway laptop with XP.....Vista is already installed. I've done everything right so far. I used the vista cd and ran diskpart. I shrunk the partition. I restarted and ran the xp setup. When the xp disk finished loading I treid to set it up but there was no unpartitioned space showing up to turn into a partition. the unallocated space shows up in vista so I know it's there Maybe the gateway works differently. I know that it has a recovery partition.

Any ideas?
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Try to create a partition on that un-partitioned space on vista first, then see if that partition comes up in the installation.
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