Personally I would set the bios to boot to cd, put winme disk in and let it rip. To load your alternate "OS'es", I would suggest buying a program like partition magic. It will run in ME and you will be able to create your Linux partition (and swap partition) AND a partition for XP. I don't have XP but if it is anything like 2000, put it in last. 2000 will configure a "boot commander" of sorts which will give you the option of which OS to load at the boot. How about XP guys- is it as easy with XP?