I have a laptop installed with Xp & have been breaking my head over the best way to install FC4 and Ubuntu. I want to install as many linux distros as possible and learn a bit, while keeping my winXp safe n sound. Could anyone give me a few steps they wud take to eliminate sweat n pain while doing this ? I have been reading many different methods online, such as, create a separate small (100MB) /boot partition for the intermediate *nix OS and install the final one in the MBR or copy the boot sectors onto the boot.ini in winXp. I really wud love to spend time learning from u guys & on my own but not formatting n reformatting the same 80GB hard disk a million times. Assume data's been backed up n u have got a max of 30GB to play arnd with *nixes and the rest of 76GB goes to Xp. What wud be the best way to go to install more than 2 OSes (*nixes) with Xp pre installed. ? Thanks to anyone tht comes fwd with his/her two-pence,(only abt the question above;-) shiva.