Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    Can Linux be installed in extended partition


    Hi,
    My machine has XP installed on a primary partition. I want to make it dual boot by installing Linux. XP is on /dev/hda1. Is it possible to install Linux on an extended partition such as /dev/hda5. Not in /dev/hda2 3 or 4 ?
    Thanks
    Shiladitya

  2. #2
    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knee deep in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Posts
    3,534
    You can install linux on any partition you want with the exception of the extended partition.
    The extended partition is just a container for logical partitions.
    Most distros will let you choose which partition you would like to install to.
    Pick up a starving dog, prosper him, and he won't bite you.
    This is the main difference between men and dogs.

    New users read The FAQ

  3. #3

    hi

    thanks budman7,
    So I can create logical drives within the extended partion and then install Linux on it. Right ?
    Shiladitya

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •