Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:11 AM
winkies has a way of screwing things up real good. in addition to that, winkies has been playing around with partitioning trying to catch up to LINUX and you would need to be careful about winkie sp3!
my conviction of this is based on my knowledge of winkies disrespect for all other systems as winky insists on being "in control" of everything- while at the same time losing control of everything.
do not allow one system partition or disk manager to operate on the other! i am fairly sure that winky wont even see the linux partitions- except maybe as empty space. since you are seemingly to install LINUX onto an already in place xp, if your install recognizes winky and provides a dual boot, you will want to be sure that following that, winky will also boot up. i would go back and forth a couple times before proceeding with a lot of other installs.
meanwhile, have a look at GRUB.