The GPARTED-LiveCD doesn't care 'bout no stinkin' Windows restrictions... http://gparted-livecd.tuxfamily.org/ (It also works great to resize Parallels disk images on OS X - SEE: http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2007/01/9404/) However, if you are planning on blowing everything else off the disk and installing a modern day Linux distro (I am assuming by "Novell distro" you are referring to SUSE and not NetWare/OES), pretty much any of them should give you the ability to do reformat / repartition your disk during setup anyway. Hope this helps! Nick Brogna Senior Project Manager Jepson Technologies, Inc. www.jepsontech.com On Feb 28, 2008, at 11:17 AM, Paul Bennett wrote: > Hi all, > > I got a low end Compaq notebook around 18 months ago which has been > fantastic. It runs XP but I'm itching to ditch and install one of > Novell's distro's. > > I've tried resizing the windows partition (60Gb) but XP won't let me > resize it. It's one of those weird installs where you don't get the > CD but it has a small secondary partiton used for 'recovery' purposes. > > Can anyone recommend *cough*free*cough* tools for resizing a > partition? I've tried a few with absolutely no luck so far. > > Any tips welcome, I need to move on :) > > Paul > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !