I have a WinXP machine that I'd like to make dual-boot with Lubuntu. The standard advice is to shrink the Windows partition from within Windows as Windows is fussy.
The problems I'm running into are this:
Unlike Win7, WinXP doesn't have an internal utility for shrinking the Win partition.
The main third-party program that I see recommended -- EaseUS -- is riddled with malware/spyware.
GParted is a good program, but it doesn't meet the criteria of being a Windows program used to shrink Windows from within Windows.
So, what partitioning program should I be using within Windows?
UPDATE: Success. I tried a couple of third-party Wndows partition programs and one didn't work, the other did. It was called AOMEI Partition Assistant
Thanks for the pep talk on GParted. I was prepared to use it if the Windows proggies failed. Apparently the success rate is better if a couple of disk-error checks are run first. And one is supposed to uncheck "Round to Cylinders."
As for the install, was pleasantly surprised to find that at 512MB RAM I could still use the graphical Lubuntu installer. I had read that the actual requirements were more than 512 MB.