I just got done installing RH9 on an XP drive, and when it was sdone installing and I rebooted, I didn't even get LILO to give me the choice for what OS to boot to. My thinking is because I put the partitions in the extended part of the drive as logical partitions. Can you only boot to Primary partitions?
I have a 120 GB WD HDD and here is how I had the partition table before...
Beginning of drive
C: 30 gb (NTFS) (Primary)
D: 50 gb (NTFS) (Extended logical)
/Root: 100 meg (ext3 extended logical)
/: 15 gig (ext3 extended logical)
Linux Swap: 256 meg (swap extended logical)
End of drive
Right now in Partition Magic, I deleted the 3 linux partitions and I am moving the D: 50 gb partition to the end of the drive, leaving room for the 3 linux partitions right in the middle of the drive. I'm hoping that this will let me create the linux partitions as primary because when I tried to reinstall RH9 it wouldn't let me create them as primary partitions. When I do reinstall it which ones do I check as "Make boot partition" or whatever it asks? Just the /boot partition or all of them?
This is going to take a loooong time to move the 50 gb partition to the end of the drive, time to go grab a snack.