For what it's worth I had a similar problem on a
Dell Inspiron a few
months ago. I can't remember the exact sequence but it was something
Maybe it is something Dell specific, i.e. putting a restore partition
after the XP one.
* Tried to install SuSE (8.2 I think) as dual boot
but it couldn't
re-partition the hard disk (unmoveable files or something like
* Didn't really wan XP at that time so I just wiped it an d
installed SuSE - no problem at all.
* Then work meant that I needed XP for remote access. Re-installed
XP from the 'rescue' disks and then quite happily installed SuSE
dual- boot. Everything's been fine since then.
I didn't investigate much but the impression I got was that the
default XP installation put something at the top-end of the disk,
maybe associated with the suspend/recover functions, and normal
partition re-sizing couldn't handle it, but the re-installed XP put
this somewhere else and everything was OK then.
I guess it is academic now, as I
believe Paul used Partition Magic to
resize, but it does beg the question, Paul, did it have more than one
partition on the disk? I have seen a small restore partition in
addition to an XP partition on some laptops (hidden from XP). I think
Colin may have this one pegged.
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