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faezeh 03-23-2005 02:03 AM

Can windows boot from a logical partition?
 
Hi,
I have a hard,I have made 3 primary partitions on it and an extended
partition which contains a logical partition,I installed windows on the
first primary partition and the second and the third primary partitions
are allocated to the "/boot" and "swap" partitions nad the logical
partition in the extended partition is allocated to the "/(root)" partition,
so I have made a dual-boot system with both linux nad winxp,
I wanted to know that can I partition my hard disk in a way that
my winxp is stored on a logical parrtition of my extended patition?
Thanks.

equinox 03-23-2005 02:22 AM

Yep :) But you will most likely have to run grub again after installing WinXP.

veerain 03-23-2005 02:23 AM

All versions of windows need a primary partition to work. While linux can work from extended partitions as well. In short it's not possible.

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equinox 03-23-2005 02:28 AM

sorry to be a pain, afaik it is, I have done it before :/

syg00 03-23-2005 03:14 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by equinox
sorry to be a pain, afaik it is, I have done it before :/
Well, maybe you'd better explain how you did it.
I also believe this is not possible. I have heard that it is possible to install over a network to a logical partition, but it is unbootable.
Maybe you had a small primary boot partition, and a large logical for the rest of Windows.

equinox 03-23-2005 03:37 AM

I once ran Gentoo on a Toshiba laptop I had, the laptop only had a 40GB HDD, so I had a / , swap and /home partition, these were all primary partitions. I had a spare logical partition at the end so I installed Windows. All I had to do when I was done was chroot and redo grub :/

syg00 03-23-2005 03:51 AM

Sorry - seems you're right. Just had a look at the M$oft knowledgebase
I'll see if I can find a rock to crawl under... :o

equinox 03-23-2005 04:41 AM

Np :P Btw, I have an MCSE as well ;-)

lucky9 03-26-2005 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by syg00
Sorry - seems you're right. Just had a look at the M$oft knowledgebase
I'll see if I can find a rock to crawl under... :o

I would have said the same thing so don't feel too bad.
Out of curiosity does anyone know when this became possible. I'm 'almost' positive that you couldn't always do this.:confused:

equinox 03-27-2005 10:56 AM

As far as I know only from Windows 2000 and later.

evil_empire 03-27-2005 12:48 PM

Were you able to chainload windows after that??!!!
How did you manage to install windows? You installed windows on a logical partition or you later changed the windows partition to logical and could successfully chainload?

equinox 03-29-2005 08:38 AM

yes.

evil_empire 03-29-2005 11:28 AM

If that "Yes" is for both of my questions!
You're probably lying ;)

equinox 03-29-2005 12:11 PM

/dev/hda1 = /
/dev/hda2 = swap
/dev/hda3 = /home
/dev/hda5 = windows xp

afaik, grub.conf looked like this:

<snip>
title Windows XP
root (hd0,4)
chainloader +1
rootnoverify
</snip>

faezeh 04-03-2005 06:09 AM

thank you every one for your answers,what does chainloading mean?


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