View Full Version : [ubuntu] Multi booting: 3 linux distros + XP

November 16th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Hello, all! Hope everyone is doing well!

It had been a while since I used Ubuntu and recently I tried Ubuntu Studio and liked it very much. But I also like my other favorite distros: Granular and Fedora. Recently I bought a couple of cameras that come with software that run only on Windows, so I will have to install that on my machine although I had vowed to never do it again.

This, then, I my question: how should I partition my HD? Which OS should I install first? Or should I just run the live CD of one of them to do the partinioning then installing?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

November 16th, 2008, 04:31 PM
It depends, as always,on your hardware.
Do you have more than one hdd for instance.

I should install windows definitely as first,because if you don't,it will wipe out your GRUB from the MBR,so you can't start any other OS.

How large your windows partitions would be,is up to you of course.
I would say,make three 10GB partitions for each of your linux OS's,for the / partition.
Make a swap about 2GB and maybe a separate /home for all three distro's,but how large it would be,is up to you and your hardware.