I have a VMDK file that I'm trying to attach to a VMware server. I don't know the details about the version it was created on, but apparently the disk was sized to 82 GB. I'm trying to decrease this, however, since that's larger than the remaining free space on the server I'm using. When I create a new VM and attach this VMDK as its hard drive, I can see the option to increase the size of the partition but I apparently can't decrease it.
The other question i had was with regard to what kind of OS I should configure it as in Ubuntu. At the moment I have it set to XP 32-bit, but is there a different setting that I should use for XPE?