James Bannan03 March 2009, 8:00 PM
Page 3 - Make space for XP
How to dual-boot Windows XP and Linux. (Now updated for Ubuntu 9.04.)
Now we need to create space on the hard drive for XP, so this will involve resizing the main Ubuntu partition. Restart the system using the Ubuntu Live CD as this gives you access to GNOME Partition Editor. When the CD loads, select "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer".
Once the CD loads, go to System, Administration, Partition Editor.
Right-click on the main data partition which has been formatted with ext3 - it should be /dev/sda1 - and select "Resize/Move".
Move the slider from the right to shrink the ext3 partition and create free space on the hard drive, which will take the NTFS XP partition. Make sure that the free space is sufficient to hold XP (at least 2GB - preferably 5GB). Then click "Resize/Move" to confirm the selection, and "Apply" back in the main screen to carry out the pending change.