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Multiple Boot on a Dell Inspiron Laptop

I need to install XP Pro, Unbutu, Mandriva and Vista on the same laptop. The problem is as I need to keep the Dell Media Direct Software I was costrect to prepare the hard drive with the Media Direct first and install XP Pro after, but for the rest of the above OS's what is the bet way (I mean witch first)?
I need those OS's to get more accostumised.

Thank you in advance for your help.

My Laptop is:
Dell Inspiron 6400
Intel Core 2 T7200 2GHz
4GB 667MHz Ram
Fujitzu 320GB Sata Hard Drive
(Partitions: 47mb FAT Dell startup, 195.31GB NTFS XP Pro, 100.73GB unpartitioned, 2.01GB Fat32 Logical Dell Media Direct)
TSSTCorp TS-L532U DVD-RW Drive
Ati Radeon Mobility x1400 256Mb Ram

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  • Marco Flumino Jan 05, 2009

    Thank Wiz, but I really need to have them in the HD, for various reasons, my main problem is not the installations but the best way to do it, eg.:XP, Unbutu, Mandriva and Vista or XP, Vista, then the linuxes osses... And it will be any problem with the Dell Startup Partition?



    Thanks to try.

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Invest in a couple USB drives and install the other os's on them. before you boot up plug in the apropriate drive and boot from it. Thats less complicated and painful to me

please, Let me know :)

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