Dual Booting with Recovery Partition
I just bought a Sony Vaio laptop that I would like to make dual boot. It currently has Windows Vista on it. The problem is this: I do not have recovery media for it as the drive has a "recovery partition" that you access by pressing F8 or F10 during boot. From there I can restore Vista to its original state in case of a emergency. I'd like to still have that available after my dual-boot.
I understand that I can just leave the partition alone, resize the big Vista partition, and everything should be great. My concern is that when we overwrite the MBR it may overwrite whatever thing Sony has on there that lets me access the recovery partition by pressing F8 or F10.
I've read the posts in this thread, but they do not address my concern: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ins...partition.html
As long as I'm writing this I also have 2 more smaller questions:
1. Is there a way to copy the recovery partition to CD/DVD that I can boot from if the partition or HD gets messed up?
2. Does anybody know what the best way to triple-boot between Vista, XP, and Ubuntu is? Can I use Vista's bootloader for Ubuntu?
Thank you very much!