First off, sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this. Please move if so :)

I bought a second PC a week ago which I plan on using as my main PC. Now I want to play around with different OS's on the older one. I'd like to install Windows Vista Beta and Ubuntu/Mandriva along with the current OS, WinXP.

The HDD in the old PC is 250GB in size. Does anyone know of software I can download or purchase that will allow me to create partitions for each OS and use a BootUp system to allow for easy switching between them?

Thanks in advance for your replies :)

the best choise is Disk Director from acronis. it includes partition manager, which can make partitions for os's, and os selector it a boot manager.

Does anyone know of software I can download or purchase that will allow me to create partitions for each OS and use a BootUp system to allow for easy switching between them?

There's no need for separate disk and boot management utilities; they are part of the Mandriva package (and most, if not all, other Linux installation packages).

Thanks for the replies folks. Much appreciated :)