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You can use linux to shrink windows partitions.

I was a ubuntu fan-boy, but I JUST installed the Fusion remix of fedora. I'm very impressed with it. Fast install, everything worked, hardly any configuration, easy to setup partitioning (and it can resize windows for you, too!)

My laptop at home has a 160G HD and has Win 7 64-bit, Ubuntu 10.10, and Fusion 14 in a triple boot. Normally, I do dual boot with ubuntu as primary, but I always leave 50 to 100G of free space on any HD when possible.

My Hard Drive:


The beginning of the hard drive is at the left... 1st partition ... In linux, drives are /dev/sda (for first drive) partitions are /dev/sda1

/dev/sda1 is the sneaky windows 7 system partition
/dev/sda2 is Win 7
/dev/sda3 is the container for the "Extended partition"
/dev/sda4 (reserved -- usually the extended partition is in here)
/dev/sda5 30GB location of the / or root of my ubuntu install
/dev/sda6 100GB of space I mount to /home in ubuntu. This is where user files are.
/dev/sda7 4GB of swap at the end of the drive
/dev/sda8 73GB that I just allocated for use with Fusion Linux

The only thing you'd need to know ahead of time is that /dev/sda2 is where Windows is. When you install a linux, it will install a bootloader. That will need to point to Windoze in /dev/sda2. The Fusion installer found it ok. (and called it "other", which I renamed to win 7).

/dev/sdb is your second physical drive. If your c: and d: are in the same drive then they are both on /dev/sda

There's TONS of info ... just google what you want and there will be pages of help waiting for you.
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