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I have to install all of these on 1 drive in a multi-boot config, (for school) (Virtualization next term!! lol) and am trying to use my vertex 60G instead of buying another drive.

Only the OS, drivers and updates are being installed.

Can it be done?
What's the min size partition do I need for ea OS?
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I think you're pushing it. Removing a lot of the fluff (languages, old driver sets for hardware you'll never use, etc; going the Nlite route to downsize installs) would help a lot. If you un-fluffed XP, Vista and 7 I think you could get all three plus Linux on four 12GB partitions.

It's doable!
    
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I kinda thought that's what Id have to do...and that's too time consuming, and than I don't want to shrink something out that suddenly I need bc I need it for part of a lesson!!

I can make the partitions any size.

Whats a good program to clone the drive with partitions, free preferably, so I can move XP and Vista over without having to reinstall and run updates again?
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I kinda thought that's what Id have to do...and that's too time consuming, and than I don't want to shrink something out that suddenly I need bc I need it for part of a lesson!!

I can make the partitions any size.

Whats a good program to clone the drive with partitions, free preferably, so I can move XP and Vista over without having to reinstall and run updates again?
Well, if you have a spare ST (Seagate) or WD (Western Digital) HDD that you can hook up (not to use, just for drive recognition), then you could use their free Acronis built-in tools (Seagate DiscWizard or Acronis True Image WD Edition).

They are excellent free tools to make images for backup and restoring and both have the ability to burn a boot CD to restore the images.
    
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