I'm trying to figure out how to partition the hard drive on my laptop so I can install VL. The laptop came with Win 7 on it and the hard drive has a weird 1 MB unallocated space at the beginning, then a boot partition, then the main windows partition, and a recovery partition last. I want to take the main partition and make half of it into 1 or 2 linux partitions. cfdisk in the installer gave some kind of error about the partitions going past the end of the disk or something and failed. I booted VL 6 live and started GParted. I'm not sure how to resize and "deallocate" some of the main partition. Can anyone give me some suggestions here?