Hi, like the title says I want to create three separate partitions that can be booted up and run exclusively but have some questions. I would like to separate my drive in this fashion 320 GB HD 25 GB Partition-Ubuntu 50 GB Partition-Windows XP 245 GB Partition-Mac OS X Leopard I'm running a new Macbook Pro that I've had since late November. I have just created a back up of the whole system, 102 GB's that I'd like to restore on the new reformatted Mac partition. Questions: Can the above actions be done? Can Linux be booted by itself? Is it possible to migrate my Windows files from VMWare to the new Windows Partition? Can I restore my Mac with the back up easily? If so, is it just done in Time Machine and pretty straightforward? How long does it take to reformat the HD? How long to create partitions? Any suggestions on size adjustments for the partitions? Windows would be mostly for gaming/IT programs. Linux almost exclusively for IT programs? Last one, what's the boot from disk command I need to press on starting?