Some noob questions about triple booting Gentoo, Ubuntu and W7.
First of all I must say this looks like a great forum, even though I just registered I've picked up quite an amount of useful information from here.
Anyways here's my question:
I'm trying to make a triple boot setup with Gentoo, Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7.
For gentoo i've been using the on-site handbook as a guide. Also the partition scheme is almost the same. except for the fact that I made my swap a logical partition.
I installed gentoo first, made my partitions with the minimal cd using cfdisk (which works a lot better than the fdisk they use in the handbook ,imo).
sda1 as gentoo boot, sda3 as gentoo root, sda5 swap (sda3 is extended).
And I left some free space for ubuntu and w7.
after I finished up gentoo, I installed W7, everything went fine.
Then it was ubuntu, when I reached the partition thingy it stated my leftover free space 'unusable'. I figured windows screwed something up, since I thought I only had 3 primary partitions (root/boot of gentoo and W7).
So i opened up chrome and googled for triple boot help, but I really couldn't find much usefull stuff, until I came here.
A few threads below this one someone stated It might even be better to not make the boot for gentoo and just make the root. or just make all the linux partittions logical.
now my real question:
What would be the best way doing this safety and performance wise?
make all logical or just don't make the boot partition?
also What should I install first? I'm thinking Windows, or is it better to install Gentoo or ubuntu first?
And last if I don't create the boot partition, do I have to do something special in the installation process or will everything be exactly the same?
All the help i get will be greatly apreciated.
and Sorry if my writing sometimes sucks, grammar isn't one of my qualities :)