I need some assistance in setting up my computer, just to be on the safe side of things. I know there are many tutorials online about dual/triple booting, but there really isn't anything for my specific cause.
Currently, I have a triple boot set up for Ubuntu, Windows 7, and Windows 8. The partitions I have so far for a 640 gb hard drive is: 17.04gb (recovery for Windows 7 I think), 100 MB system reserved, ~380gb for my C: drive, 7.6 and 32.4 gb partitions for Ubuntu, and a 160 GB for windows 8. Just as a side note, I am confused about what the 100 mb System reserved is, though I feel like its for Windows 7 for booting purposes?
Anyways, can someone review the steps I am planning on taking to get my triple boot working. This time, I want Mountain Lion, Ubuntu 12.04, an Windows 7 on my computer, but I need the windows 7 to be ready to be removed for when the official release of Windows 8 comes out.
1. Clear all of my partitions, while leaving alone the 100 MB System reserved. This will leave me with 2 total partitions.
2. On the bigger partition, install Windows 7 on a newly created 340 gb partition, leaving about 240 gb.
3. Install Ubuntu next using a Boot CD, and put it on a 40 gb partition (which I assume I can create on the Ubuntu installation screen).
4. Just install mountain lion on the remaining partition.
Later on, as i said, I just want to remove the Windows 7 partition and put a Windows 8 partition in its place.
Is there anything I need to be careful of or anything specific I should install?