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i just bought a dell dimension c521, 64 X2 dual-core 4200 processor, 1gb ram, 250 gb hard drive. comes with vista home. i haven't touched it yet.
i have never partitioned a hard drive before. i would like to have xp, vista, and linux on here. what do you guys recommend? what percentage should go to each os?
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If it is a brand new system I would recommend a second hard drive for your other OSs. Use LILO or GRUB to manage the boot. The worst you have them is to rebuild your boot sector if something should go wrong.
If you have the Vista installation DVD, I'd install it first, use it's partitioning tool in the setup the create the XP and Linux partitions, then install XP, then install Linux (I know that Ubuntu 6.10 installes and plays very well in a multiboot environment)