Since there isn't Disk Management than you will have to use a third party tool like g-parted.Disk management doesn't give me an option for shrinking partitions, I think it's an xp thing. Even if it did I would have no idea what I'm doing.
Yes Gparted is used in Linux and you should be able to use it to shrink your XP partition.Yes I want to keep XP Isn't Gparted used in Linux?
to do a "belt and braces " i would do a "defrag" first before gparted shrink; which will be available in xp menu. it can't do any harm.Disk management doesn't give me an option for shrinking partitions, I think it's an xp thing. Even if it did I would have no idea what I'm doing.
You only need 2 partitions for your MX Linux installation.Thank you very much for the detailed instructions. I'm confused about the primary partitions, I thought that there can only be 4 and since the 3 already there are primary wouldn't I need to make an extended partition, at least for one of the partitions to be created?
It could mean that gparted had trouble reading that partition.Why does gparted have a triangular warning beside 2 of the partitions in the pic I posted earlier?