Okay so first of all, let me give you a background info.
I have an HP Mini 311 with a 250GB hdd and 2GB Ram. I have successfully setup a tripple-boot with SnowLeopard/Win7/Ubuntu10.10 By Partitioning my harddrive first with "DiskPart.exe" on my Win7 USB as follows:
select disk 0
create partition EFI size=200
create partition primary size=(size in mb for OSX)
create partition primary size=(size in mb for Win7)
list partition (make sure Win7 partition is active, it should be partition#3)
format fs=ntfs quick
Okay so First, using "Disk Utility," I format the OSX partiton to Extended(journaled) and install OSX accordingly.
Second, I install Windows 7.
Third, I use Netbookinstaller to install Chameleon 2.0 onto the OSX partition.
Fourth, using DIskPart.exe i set the Win7 Partition(#3) as active and then run the Repair(and Restart) option in the Win7 USB install media, to fix some boot error I do not know much about. Then use "DIskPart.exe" again, to set the EFI partition(#1) as active partition again.
I now have a fully operational dual-boot with SnowLeo and Windows 7.
I setup a triple-boot with SnowLeo/Win7/Ubuntu10.10 by using GParted to add and format 2 additional partitions. The first formatted Ext4 for Ubuntu to be installed onto and the second i set about 4GB as "Swap" area.
Then i just install Ubuntu with the Grub bootloader being installed onto the same partition as Ubuntu.
I now have a fully operational triple-boot with SnowLeo, Win7 and Ubuntu.
So I saw this link about creating an additional "storage" partition, on a dual-boot system, and setting it up so that Windows 7 and Ubuntu can share the same files automatically.
Here is the Link:
I really want to set this up on my triple-boot system, and here is the problem i run into: Simply adding another partition, messes up my windows 7 boot entirely. And i figured out the cause of this might be due to harddrives only being able to handle 4 primary partitions. So i figure that if setup Ubuntu and the Swap-area into an Extended Partiton, this would solve all of my problems.
I cannot figure out how to setup an extended partition on my harddrive without messing something use up irreparably.
This is only my second Thread, so if you have any tips about the actual thread, like placement or edict, please let me know.
ANY advice at all will be greatly appreciated.