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I have 320 GB hard drive which is partitioned as follows:

  • / is 16 GB, and is reiserfs
  • /home is 300 GB, and is reiserfs
  • swap is 4 GB

Now I want to install Windows and have a dual-boot system, but I don't have a free partition. I have more than enough free space on the /home partition, though, and I've heard about tools like resize_reiserfs, so my question is, can I shrink that partition to 280 GB and create a new 20 GB partition on which to install Windows, and what is the best way to do it?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Boot from the livecd and use gparted.

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IMHO this answer would benefit from being elaborated, e.g. how should the OP use gparted? – N.N. Jul 19 '11 at 14:08

gparted is a straightforward GUI tool for editing partitions.

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Could you specify exactly what to do in it? The OP and future visitors may need that info. – hexafraction Aug 16 '12 at 13:29

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