In my endless testing, I’ve decided I want to try quad-booting my system with Vista, XP, Ubuntu, and OpenSuse. I want Vista because I’ve grown (only slightly) fond of it, I need XP because it’s the most practical being that I’m so accustomed to it and it’s stable and hackable (opposite ideals?), and I want a form of Linux (two forms, I guess) to play around with simply because I want to be more familiar with that OS.
So. My problem is choosing how to set up the partitions.
Ideally I’ll install each OS to its own partition with minimum size, then make a single other partition to hold all my documents. Something like this:
primary hard disk — 200gb
/partition 0 ~15gb
/partition 1 ~10gb
/partiton 2 ~10gb
/partition 3 ~10gb
Would that setup work?
Meaning, how would my programs be arranged? Documents would fit into their own partition, but programs depend on the OS. Is there any way a Windows system can share the Program Files directory? Or a Linux system can share the bin directory?
Thanks for your help. :yes: