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Old 09-16-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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Can Ubuntu be installed and be booted from a logical partition?


Hey All

I have briefly tried other distros but the one I use almost exclusively is Slack. Having have read some good things about Ubuntu, I recently downloaded downloaded it and ran from CD. Although finally getting to the Gnome Desktop was, shall we say, sluggish , the overall experience was very pleasant. I was especially pleased after discovering that my Wifi Network was automatically detected and configured .

Based on this positive experience, I have thus decided to install Ubuntu on my laptop which is up to its neck in OSes running XP pro, Vista, 2 Slacks (yup ), a recovery partition etc . I am planning to use one of the Slack partitions, which mostly acts as a testing environment, to install Ubuntu. However, it is logical volume and I wondering whether Ubuntu can be installed and booted from a Logical partition. I recall trying to install a distro once (Old redhat or Mandrake I think) which complained when I attempted to place it in a non-primary partition. I hope Ubuntu is less restrictive.

P.S. I am booting Slack from Grub so it should be no problem adding Ubuntu to the list.

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Old 09-16-2008, 09:50 PM   #2
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Ok apparently it can be. I found the following quote from this site https://help.ubuntu.com/community/fo...n/Partitioning

Quote:
It makes no difference to Ubuntu whether it is installed in primary or logical partitions, but the default for the installer is to create a / (root) as primary and a swap area as a logical partition inside and extended partition.

If you find two primary partitions already you should be able to resize and move each of them to make room for Ubuntu and Ubuntu can be in either a primary or a logical partition.

If you find that there are three partitions or more in your hard disk already, you will want to be aware of which are primary and which ones and logical.

If there are already three primary partitions will be forced to make an extended partition and install Ubuntu in logical partitions.
If anyone can confirm that this information is no longer correct, please let me know.

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Old 09-17-2008, 12:42 AM   #3
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Yes, I have installed Ubuntu in a logical partition.
During installation, it did not show up any issues for selecting a logical partition.
It works fine.

Carry on, buddy.
Install and enjoy!
 
Old 09-17-2008, 08:45 PM   #4
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Cheers for the information pradeep m8.

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