I just got a new netbook and want to install several distro's to play with so would appreciate any advice you have. I have a 160gb drive so was going to dedicate 10gb to each distro and to xpsp3 that is comes with and about 2-4 gb for meego. Here are the distro's i want to install if possible
I am in love with KDE again so starting with
hate the limitations of Gnome but like this distro
Good OS - gOS
this will be my first experience with XFCE
not sure if i will install both but the look so cool i probably will if i can but again this will be my first experience with Enlightenment
I like the possibilities of this better than android and just want to play with it
MeeGo - Netbook install
and the xpxp3 that comes on the netbook
the last 100gb I was wanting for mp3/movies/docs...
i was planing on putting the 100gb in NTFS so it could be shared with each OS? Not sure if that is possible or if there is a better solution but i want to be able to access the files from each os - in linux you just mount that partition to access it? and then i would also be able to access it via windows. I am assuming windows cannot see the ext3 file system and/or it is easier to use NTFS?
right now xpsp3 is installed so not sure if can back it up via usb or if i can just download a version and burn a cd as i have a key and use WinToFlash to put it on a flash drive or can i just make partitions leaving the xpsp3 install on the netboot?
Any opinions on filesystem / order of installs / how much drive space is ideal per distro / is it even possible for that many os's / which boot loader to use?
Any advise and/or opinions are welcomed