After installing Windows 7 first, I thought on multiple-boot Windows and Linux setups, we were supposed to boot into our Linux OS and then install at least three partitions per Linux distro;
/ (10-15gb for root)
swap (1.5 - 2x RAM)
Add a fourth partition for /home (remainder of HDD space)
Then you can write GRUB bootloaders into those /boot partitions so you don't mess with the Windows MBR. Setup OS into / root. Some gb for swap. Then discretionary amount remaining for /home to save user data and profiles.
Am I wrong on that?
Seems like I would have 8 plus partitions for two Linux distros under that setup.
Simpler way to run Win 7 and two/three Linux distros like Peppermint, EasyPeasy, or Joli OS?
Yeah, I'm a distrohopper
Try YUMI if you'd like to load several Linux ISOs on one USB drive for testing, IT work, or repair rescue.
Have Ubuntu 12.04, Peppermint Two, EasyPeasy, and Joli OS on one bootable USB!