currently struggling with a new imac after my pc crashes.
i managed to bootcamp with windows xp sp1, which proceeded halfway through the installation and cannot install the drivers from mac os x install dvd, and have no sounds, otherwise working.
someone at work advise to install windows 7 beta, which i'm burning the dvd now..
before i engage into further steps tomorrow, can i ask the following questions?
1. can i partition into 3 partitions, mac os x, windows xp and windows 7? i did some reading which goes through very complicated steps and some say no. so to verify, there is no easy way to partition into 3 partitions, rite?
2. would i be able to read files of windows 7 partition when i run mac os x, and would i be able to read files in the mac os x partition when i run windows 7? i hope to have a common space (e.g. my documents) that both mac os and windows 7 can assess - is that possible apart from having the files on a thumb drive? does the use of fat32 or ntfs for windows 7 installation affects that?
3. should i use fat or ntfs for windows 7? is there any benefits for using just 32gb fat32 partition for windows 7? or should i just use whatever hdd space i think i need for windows 7 under Ntfs system?
4. i already have windows xp on bootcamp. do i need to remove this partition and repeat the bootcamp instructions for creating a partition for windows 7? or can i just go through the bootcamp instructions and partition the imac drive and write over the xp partition?