I'm not sure if this will help, but basically, this only creates primary partitions, max 255 (I think). You are allowed to have an operating system see four partitions per hard drive including itself (sort of an MBR limitation), it is possible to have a Linux system see it's partition, Swap, /home , and the fourth could be another system on the same HDD. Not sure how that works with NTFS systems, probably alright.
You can create compressed images with bootitng and store it in any number of ways for restoring corrupt or compromised systems or transfering, or for installing same OS on a number of computers with same hardware, but I don't think you can extract from a compressed image, but as mentioned, you can have another partition (possibly even on a network, read documentation) with an un-compressed working setup that you can grab from, that partition can be on any of 8 drives supported by bootitng.
Something like that. The way I read it and the options I see in configuration, one operating system can see 31 other (inactive) partitions.
Last edited by Junior Hacker; 02-03-2007 at 12:13 AM.