I think I'm going to give another go at the triple partition (XP/ 7/ Ubuntu 10.04). I was thinking, is the following method a good way to configure the partitions:
-Boot with GParted
-Use GParted to delete all partitions on the hard drive
-Use GParted to configure partitions (i.e., set the file system, size, etc.) on the hard drive
Total capacity: 750 GB HD
/dev/sda1: Primary partition, NTSC, 120 GB (Windows XP)
/dev/sda2: Primary partition, NTSC, 400 GB (Windows 7)
Next, the logical partition with a total size of 120 GB for Ubuntu 10.04.
/dev/sda5: ext4, /boot, 5 GB (boot)\
/dev/sda6: ext4, /, 10 GB (root)
/dev/sda7: swap, 5 GB (swap)
/dev/sda8: ext4, /home, 100 GB (home)
Any criticisms of this format?
Now, my question is this, since I'm going to use GParted before even installing Windows XP, the first OS that I will install, should I still install the GRUB on /dev/sda5 during the process of configuring the partitions? Or, should I wait at some point down the road (e.g., when I install Ubuntu)?
I'm under the impression that using GParted first, before even installing any operating systems, is the best way because you never have to adjust the size of the partitions later which could cause an error message for Windows XP and 7 during boot. I know you can just use the System Repair to fix the error, but...