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Ok so I want two linux distros on one computer. For the life of me, I can't remember how to set it up. did it once, but forgot.

Ubuntu Ultimate and Fedora 10 is what I will be using
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I would think that a 4th partition (Boot, Swap, Home and Ext3) would do it. I haven't played with Fedora, but I suspect you can set either as the primary boot.

I've got three on one machine (Mint, PC LinuxOS, and Ubuntu) and that's how I did it, with one more partition, of course..
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You will need one partition for each OS and only one swap total. You can share the same swap. I would then have another partition for files like musics, videos, etc. When installing GRUB should detect all operating systems.
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The trick is to save the /boot/menu.lst files from each distro before you install a new one, so you can copy the entries over to the new menu.lst in the new distro. You should be fine so long as you have the correct entries.

Also, keep in mind you can only have 4 primary partitions on a drive, so I would advise making an extended partion as you 4th and making the swap partition within it so you can make more partitions later if you need too.
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