About a month ago I got a new laptop at work. A nice one (or at least, nicer than my old one) — a Lenovo ThinkPad T60p. I installed PartitionMagic 8.0, shrank the XP partition down to 65GB and carved out 35GB to install Ubuntu.
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I was desperate. So desperate that I made it all the way to the 3rd page of Google results before I ran across exactly what I was looking for on the Novell website. 15 minutes later, the partition was gone. An hour after that, Ubuntu was running under VMware and things have been peachy ever sine. Thank you Novell!