Duel boot with NTFS?

Olli ulist at gs1.ubuntuforums.org
Fri Mar 11 00:52:56 UTC 2005

Gábor Iglói Wrote: 
> with Windows XP: yes
> on NTFS: no
> But you can't either dual boot with a Win2k on the same NTFS partition
> either...
> You need two primary partitions: one for XP and one for Linux. The
> rest of the HDD will be data space accessible for both OS (and a small
> partition for swap).
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Linux partitions don't need to be primary partitions. I have been
using several Linux flavors in my home computer since 1998 and I have
never installed it in a primary partition. The only primary partition
has been reserved to WinNT4 / Win2000 / WinXP, Linux is installed in
extended partition - all right, the extended partitions are part of the
second primary partition.  At present I have three Operating Systems,
WinXP (hda1), shared data partition (hda5), SuSE 9.2 Pro (hda6...), and
Ubuntu (hdd5...!).


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