Partitioning a hard drive:
To resize (or delete) an existing partition without losing data, you will need to use, for example, iPartition:
However the super drive in the iMac will not read the disk I have, so I used my MacBook Pro to make a disk image of the install disk to use to install on the iMac
Could be the cd is bad. Could be a bad cd reader.
I' not sure what you are trying to do.
-- you need to boot from a cd.
-- copy a working installation from another partition. try carbon-copy-cloner
-- could try target disk mode. There is a cd sharing mode.
"Installing OS X 10.4 'Tiger' on DVD-Challenged Macs Using FireWire Target Disk Mode" Should work for 10.3
Here is a picture of a firewire port:
cd sharing across ethernet. Not sure if this works for booting.