Thanks for the interesting reply.
Not into S&M, But just like to mess around with OS's when the erg hits. Doing things like this is how I learn more about how the system works. Yes I hear you saying 'read a book' but it's not quite the same as doing hands on.
I just use EasyBCD to make dealing with win's boot loader simpler and make it play nice with grub. I do not use Easy's gui loader.
I was planning on keeping a win7 on my SSD, and have another one on the HD with the other OS's. I will add needed partitions as I load OS's. I will let linux make it's own partitions that it likes, but not fill drive with them.
Have any practical advice?
PS been using computer since 3rd grade ('73) when my school got 3 TTY's connected to a Stanford college mainframe. then I moved to an ALTO at PARC in 4th grade and learned smalltalk there with connected turtles drawing pictures on the floor. I think mine was called Mindy, if I recall. So i'm a bit familiar with computers, but always looking to learn more.