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I installed Boot Camp on my Mac Mini...When Boot Camp asked for the partition size it would only do 5 Gig, so I said sure, now I'm having the problem of having to install WinXP SP 2 it says I need more space...How can I repartition without damaging the other partitions? Can I use PArtition Magic?

Any other options?

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Partition Magic doesn't work with OS X (HFS) partitions.

??Why would it only do 5GB? Is that all the free space you have available?
What size is your drive and what are the other partitions and how much free space do you have?

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Not sure..I have the 120 gig hard drive in it, with 40Gig free....thats why it was so strange...
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Two things:

If you only have 40GB left and are wanting to install XP, would say it's time to invest in an external drive for storage.

Think I would try using Boot Camp to move back to a single partition and then give it a another shot to see if it will allow you to adjust the size to maybe 10GB.

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But without having XP SP2 I have no way of running Boot Camp on the Windows side to get back to OSX. I just really want to get back to OSX. I just needed Windows for my Wife's work(Just need Internet to get email) She needs Citrix to gain access to her email account from home. Citrix wasn't working for her on our mac. Seems that her work is the problem... We have a few external drives I just need to transfer files over...
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Boot camp only runs in OS X, it is not installed in XP.
Just open up Boot Camp and restore it to a single partition, reboot, and start Boot Camp and try installing Boot Camp again.

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