I wish to install multiple, probably 3, copies of Windows on one hard drive. I envisage setting up 4 partitions, one for each OS and a shared data area. I intend to ghost the empty, formatted drive using LANDesk so that I can reuse it for other drives on the network that will have the same layout.
The version of Windows on each disk will be the same, i.e. one disk will have three slightly different variations of XP, another will have three Windows 7s, etc.
What would be the best boot manager to use in this situation? I'm considering GAG.
Can the boot manager be installed before installing the first OS?
My understanding is that I simply install the OS on each of the three partitions and then use GAG/whatever to select which one to boot at startup. Is it this straightforward or am I missing a pitfall?