I took a 320 gig hard drive, shrunk the partition for Windows to 40 gigabytes, and cloned the partition. I'm trying to restore onto a 250 gig drive. I keep getting either a failed partition table, or clonezilla asking if the disk is too small. I've disabled size checking and anything to do with partitioning. I've tried everything and I still can't figure this out. Even tried DD, but when creating the initial partition, gparted fails with "Not a block device, refusing to create...."
Any thoughts? I have yet to find an issue like this since my partition is shrunken.