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This was the closest stackexchange site I could find to something of this nature.

Currently, I own a Macbook Pro with a Bootcamp Partition (Win7), a Mac Partition (OS X Lion), and the Recovery Partition that comes with the aforementioned Lion.

How do I go about creating a new partition with Backtrack on it?

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Basically, shrink one or more existing partition, then create a new one in the empty space. What's your current partition layout? (Boot from a Linux live CD and post the output of fdisk -l /dev/sda.) Or run Backtrack in a VM! – Gilles Nov 19 '12 at 23:10

Shrink one of the partitions with gparted and use the so created space

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