hi, I'm playing around with a multi-loader setup for Windows 7, Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 and want to include a partition to share files between them all. I see FS-Drive will allow windows to see an ex3 partition so thats the sharing files sorted, but I do wish to overcome 2 problems...
1. My first attempt has resulted in 2 boot loaders, first the Ubuntu loader which redirects me to windows loader to choose between 7 and 8. I jus want one loader to give all the choices, recommendations?
2. In creating my partitions for Windows, I've run out of physical paritions for my file share drive. Any partition recomendations to allow for 2 windows physical partitions, a files drive, ubuntu parition with logical partitions for root and /home to allow for clean ubuntu upgrades, and also considering partitions needed for bootloader and swap partitions?
I know I'm crazy running two versions of windows, but as I'm doing compTIA A+ certification to get a job in tech support I want to be able to play with different OS's so I have good experience to end my unemployed time and find my dream job. Any help and advice greatly appreciated. I'm using gParted for partitioning, and I don't mind clearing the drive and setting up from fresh, it's good experience and I just built this new PC so I'm putting it through it's paces. HDD size is 500GB. Standard install for Windows 7/8 uses max 20GB. Thanks for any advice and recommendations you may have :^)