Dual boot Vista and Kubuntu

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue May 15 16:40:27 BST 2007


Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Tuesday 15 May 2007, Stephen Tuffour wrote:
>>My problem is I know a hard disk can have only four primary partitions and
>>I have to make five partitions so which ones do I make primary and which
>>ones do I make logical partitions.
> 
> AIUI, you can make 3 primary's then an extended, and you can put 4 more
> logicals in this extended partition.  Which is how I've done it until
> LVM2. Now there are only 3, /boot, /dos, & LVM00 (which is a longer string
> I'm not going to try and type correctly...)
> 
> I haven't tried this, but it may be possible to make them all extended,
> and
> put 4 logicals in each of those, which would allow 16.  But as I said, I
> haven't verified that it would actually work. 

iirc, Windows doesn't recognize multiple extended partitions, but it is
possible to do that for systems where Windows doesn't need to see anything
after the first - I didn't think there was a 4 logical partition limit in
the extended partitions, though.

> It might be that /boot 
> would have to live on a primary partition.  

No, it can even be on LVM, but I gave up fighting with that (the Feisty
alternate install had no problem putting LILO on the system to boot that,
but I couldn't actually modify lilo after the fact, and went back to a
primary partition and grub).
-- 
derek




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