Need help creating the APFS partition to install

I want to install alongside Windows. Traditionally, what I did was:

  • Shrink my NTFS partition from Windows, leaving an empty space for the APFS container
  • Boot the installer
  • Create a new HFS partition in the empty space using the gpt command from Terminal (just a partition, not a filesystem)
  • Use Disk Utility and its "Erase" command to remove that partition and create an APFS partition and filesystem in its place

That worked in Mojave but now in Catalina I get an error: "Media Kit reports not enough space on device for requested operation"

Perhaps there's a workaround or a more proper way of doing this?

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