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    Triple Boot?


    I want to install Vista (games), XP (hardware and software compatibility) and Ubuntu (love the OS).

    I have a laptop with an ATA drive.

    How would I go about installing all three OS's?

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    Triple Boot but with Fedora?

    I was thinking about installing Fedora instead of Ubuntu.

    How would I go about installing Vista, XP and Fedora?

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    Welcome to the forums!

    You need to install both versions of Windows first to keep things on the easier end of the spectrum, then install Ubuntu. You can add Windows to the GRUB menu if Ubuntu doesn't get it set up correctly. Check out the Parted Magic LiveCD for easy partitioning, and the SuperGRUB LiveCD for easy GRUB repairs.
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    I would suggest you to check LiveCDs of both, Ubuntu and Fedora. Install whichever you like the most.

    Install Windows XP first. Install Vista after that. Vista installer will detect Windows XP and setup dual boot.
    Install Ubuntu or Fedora now. Installer will detect Vista Boot Loader and setup dual boot. You wont have any option to boot up Windows XP directly. GRUB ( Linux boot loader ) will appear at start up having two choices.

    GRUB -- Ubuntu and Vista.
    On selecting Vista, you will have choice to boot up Windows XP and Vista.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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