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    It looks like the main partition with windows on isn't mounted, or at least that what it says when I try and umount it, so does that mean I can go straight ahead and partition the windows partition. When I run df-h this is what comes up.

    root@Knoppix:/ramdisk/home/knoppix# df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/root 3.4M 24K 3.4M 1% /
    /ramdisk 193M 5.4M 188M 3% /ramdisk
    /UNIONFS 193M 5.4M 188M 3% /UNIONFS
    /dev/hdc 697M 697M 0 100% /cdrom
    /dev/cloop 2.0G 2.0G 0 100% /KNOPPIX

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    root@Knoppix:/ramdisk/home/knoppix# unmount/dev/sda2
    bash: unmount/dev/sda2: No such file or directory
    its umount not unmount.

    according to output of df -h, no partition has been mounted and no need to execute umount command. resize Windows partition and in case it doesn't work, try GParted LiveCD as i suggested earlier.
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    When I click commit it scans all the disk partitions then it comes up with this message.

    "Opening '/dev/sda2 as NTFS Failed. Operation not supported"

    Any idea what this means? I'm trying to get hold of some disks at moment so it would be good if I could accomplish this using qtparted, thanks for all your help so far, i'm sure i'll get there eventually.

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    I've managed to createe a swap partition but when I try use the main partition for the root file in cfdisk it says that the new partition i created from the main windows nfts partition is 'unusable'. What does that mean? Have i completely messed up?

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    qtparted supports NTFS partitions but i didn't use it for a long time and i can't tell you how to use its NTFS module.
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