Hi all, I'm new here as you many have guessed.
I'm also completely new to the (.*)nix environment, but I would consider myself an advanced user of Windows. I know some of the commands used due to my knowledge of PHP.
I would like help tri-booting Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, BackTrack 4 and Ubuntu Server 10.10 64 bit. Windows 7 is the main OS involved, which is on a HDD with about 800GB free space, so space isn't a problem. I have BT4 and Ubuntu ISOs downloaded and on DVDs ready to install.
Do I create partitions first in Windows or do I let the installer do it? What sizes would you recommend? What size for the swap partition?
What order should I install the two OS'? I already tried installing both of them, (Ubuntu first then BT4) but BT4 did not show up in grub when booting, even after updating grub through Ubuntu. I also think I make a mistake when installing Ubuntu as I didn't install any packages. I would like to use the gnome desktop environment on Ubuntu but every time I tried to install the package I got the error "package not found". So then I deleted both OS' and restored the MBR.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Forgot to ask also...I'm using a 3G USB modem to connect to the internet. Will both of these distros work with it?