Partitioning for triple-booting
I am planning to rework my big Dell laptop from a boring old Windows XP machine into a triple-boot machine, and am seeking counsel on the partitioning issue. My intent is to install Ubuntu as my main Linux environment, and then to embark on a Linux From Scratch project to see what I can learn there. While my hard disk is being de-fragged, I'm trying to get a solid handle on how the drive should be partitioned. Here's what makes sense right now:
That looked okay until I saw mention of a 4-partition limit. So my questions are: is the 4-partition limit still valid? If so, is it possible to use a single Linux partition and then to somehow subdivide it to have two environments on it?
Windows NTFS 150 GB XP
Linux ext3 20 GB Ubuntu
Linux ext3 20 GB LFS
Linux swap 4 GB 2x system RAM of 3.25 GB
Shared FAT32 100 GB