I have decided I want my netbook (Acer D270) to be able to boot to Windows, besides my current Linux (Kubuntu) install.
The thing I've learned in the past is if you want a dual boot system you should install Linux last, as it's able to handle other systems gracefully while Windows tends to be a bully and delete/overwrite/damage them. It's been several years since I made a dual-boot system though and I hope the situation has changed since then - and I'll be able to add a second partition for Win7 without need to reinstall my Kubuntu.
Now, how do I approach it to minimize the chance of Windows 7 erasing my OS? (besides making a backup obviously) Are there any specific steps/operations I need to take to ensure Win7 installs to a new partition I create for it (after resizing Linux partition using a LiveCD distribution) instead of wiping everything?
(note this is a netbook, so I'll need to use USB pendrive-based install.)