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Solaris and FreeBSB require primary partitions. Linux does not.
Solaris partitions have the same partition ID as Linux swap.
Both Solaris and FreeBSD can slice up the one partition created for them into the partitions they need.
I have multiple Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, and Windows all booting with Lilo.
You may need to read the Lilo man page for options if things don't boot straightaway.
a much simpler solution to LILO is GAG: http://gag.sourceforge.net/. just make a boot floppy with GAG on it and install - that simple. you can have up to 9 OSes.
remember you can share some partitions between each linux distro. you can at least use the same swap partition. more difficult but i think still possible is sharing a /home partition. but if you're just gonna do / partitions for each linux distro, that's easier.