How to run WinXP Pro on iMac using both Boot Camp and Fusion/Parallels

I have read on various forums that there is a specific order in which you need to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac (mine is a new iMac running Leopard), so you can run it natively with Boot Camp and simultaneously with OS X 10.5 using a third-party program such as VMWare Fusion or Parallels.
Does anyone know the installation procedure/order in which to install VMWare (or Parallels) and XP (I bought a standalone copy of XP Pro), so that I can also run XP Pro natively using Boot Camp?
I have been using Parallels for a year, but am thinking about switching to Fusion. Any thoughts on which one is preferred would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

I am using Fusion 2.1 on a MacPro Duo. Installed it after creating a boot camp partition.
Follow the instructions with fusion for multiple options. I boot into WXP Pro to use multi-monitors for work-related stuff on a corp. network. Otherwise, I use a virtual machine using the bootcamp partition to run both OS's simultaneously. Fusion is great (USB support, firewire, etc.) but does not yet support multi-monitors. Be sure to install boot camp drivers off of the Leopard DVD on the boot camp WXP machine AND on each/all virtual machines.......then everything works great!
Before you set all of this up, decide how large you want your boot camp partition to be. Once you create it, you cannot change it (and the virtual machine off of boot camp either). I have grown into another hard drive and have to start over from scratch rebuilding my corporate windows machines!

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