Alright here's what I'm looking for help with.
I want to Partition my external Gofelx drive so that I can install 4 OS's on it.
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Windows Seven/8 and another linux distro I know I will eventually pick to put on it.
I have had experience with dual booting OS's since currently I have a linux distro installed on the drive and experience somewhat with gparted live since I once had to use it to fix a problem with the drive.
It's a 500 gig drive and I was thinking of making the partitions 40 gigs each for the linux and 50 for the windows, leaving me with the rest of the drive as storage room for files and backups and whatnot.
Put short I just need some help making sure I'm doing this right to make sure I don't screw up.
From what I know, what I want to do is start up gparted live and use it to format and partition the drive in 5 partitions, the 3 40 gig partitions, the 1 50 gig and the rest for storage.
Gparted lists file sizes as MiB, not MB, no problem we have calculators for a reason.
So I want 3 37.253 GiB partitions, 1 46.566 partition and rest as free space.
Then it comes to installing the OS's, which is where I get a bit wary about things.
So I know there are multiple ways of installing OS's to a drive or a partition on a drive, just want to make sure I don't screw things up.
So do I say take wubi, and install the ubuntu and kubuntu distros to the designated partitions with it, or should I burn them to disc, which I would prefer not to do since, well physical media costs money.
Or should I try something like YUMI to install them to the partitions.
I also have heard you can use virtual box to install OS's to drives/partitions.
I also have image mounting software I was wondering if I could use that somehow to install to the partitions from within windows.
And then comes the worst part, install windows 7/8.
If I can just use YUMI, would I use it for that as well or what, here's where I really go off the ropes, since I may be native to windows, but understand more about how to operate with linux.