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How to resize a Windows Vista partition to use the extra space for dual-booting with Fedora using GRUB?

How to resize a Windows Vista partition to use the extra space for dual-booting with Fedora using GRUB?

I just got a new laptop and it came pre-installed with a Windows Vista. But I am a Fedora user. Now, it would be easy for me to just remove Vista and use the entire disk space for Fedora. But the thing is, I thought that it would be nice to keep the Windows partition for non-Linux non-Windows-on-a-VM tasks whatever those tasks are.

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"I ended up using the partition shrinking function of Fedora during the Fedora installation. During the installation of Fedora, I shrank the Windows Vista partition to my desired size (50GB). And then I went on with my usual installation steps.

After the restart, choosing other (Windows Vista) showed 'BOOTMGR is missing'. The solution was to boot to Fedora and edit grub.conf to point the second option to the Vista partition."