Is using Ubuntu 9.04 installation disc to re-partition almost just as good as GParted? Do you need to some how stop the installation after the re-partition? thanks.
the reason of using this method is that GParted 0.4.6-1 cannot recognize my hard drive on the Dell Inspiron 530 desktop.
Surprisingly, the Ubuntu 9.04 installation disc can actually see the partitions and let me shrink the main one. (Vista or Win 7 shrink is limited contiguous free region shrink).
After it is shrunk, I tried to create a new partition but there was no option for NTFS, so I tried to boot GParted to see if it now can recognize the drives. Still, it could not.
So maybe I am limited to using Win 7 to create the new partition.