Acronis disk director works fine from the boot disk however you can easily use vista's ability to shrink partitions to do the same thing after installing vista.ChrisPC said:I've done this type of thing already, and suggest this order of operations:
1. Either before or after installing XP, create the partition structure you like using FDISK, Partition Magic, GPartEd, or Acronis DD. I suggest three partitions: XP, Vista, data
2. Install XP on the first partition (if it isn't already there).
3. Convert any FAT32 partitions to NTFS
4. Install Vista on the second partition.
If you need to resize partitions after installing Vista, your best (and perhaps only) option is Acronis DD version 10. Acronis does not advertise Vista compatibility, but a couple of people have told me that if you run it from a bootable CD, it works well with Vista partitions.
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