How is everything going for you? I have a suggestion for you. Go to the Puppy Linux community web site and download "Puppy 3.01 shard iso" and burn it to cd. It is only about 155 MB. Burn it slow and check the md5 sum.
Put it in you cd drive and boot it. It is a live cd of a small linux distro. You can run Gparted from that. Just right click on the screen and select it from the menu. There is a utility on the desktop, I forget what it's called, that you can mount and unmount partitions with. You must have all the partitions unmounted before you can do any partitioning. Puppy comes in quite handy for doing maintenance and repair tasks as well as it is a pretty neat little program.
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Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on the menu. Liberty is an armed lamb protesting the electoral outcome. A Republic negates the need for an armed protest.