I discovered the error, for some reason the linux kernel treats SATA as SCSI and is only able to handle 15 of them, in this case 15 partitions.
This means that you are only able to install linux on 15 partitions, as some of the linux installers require 2, / and /boot, you already lost 1 possible operating system as f.ex Ubuntu and all deratives of it are able to install itself within 1 partition. Some mention the 15 partition limit in their error, the others their installer just crash.
I am focussing on graphical linux distros with installers although I have installed a few without such, and about 6 distros are to buggy to handle my amd64 and the installation crashes.
These are the ones which have to be installed first in order to avoid error messages concerning more than 15 partitions
Most other distros apparently have altered their kernel and do not have a problem installing after the 15th partition
I also want to warn about PClinuxOS, it has a graphical installer and calls itself Radically Simple but it is the greatest piece of crap between all linux distros I have encountered so far and the fastest way to destroy you other partitions including your Windows partition, be warned when using this distro in a multiboot, also the installer is very buggy.
Also when installing Freespire you do not have the option to install the bootloader into the partition, you only have the option to install it or not and if you install it you have a high risk of wrecking all a number of other installed distros with the same grub version as it eats for some reason their bootloaders, I consider it crap too for this reason
Last edited by el barto; 09-03-2009 at 01:16 AM.