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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 ...
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    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 ?
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    Shiladitya

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    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.
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    hi

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

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