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Old 18th May 2008
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Question Looking to multi boot Fedora. CentOS and BSD

I ditched windows in earnest back in October and floated around from *nix Distribution to *nix Distribution tryin every thing from Ubuntu to NetBSD and even Slackware, Until a couople of weeks ago when I settled down into Fedora 8 code named WearWolf then after acouple of wearwolf reinstalls i upgrade the last one ran int some problems with it and decide to preserve My data on /dev/sdb1 and do a fresh installation of Fedora 9 (sulphur).

My partitio tables are as follows

sda1 ext3 /boot

sda2 XFS / (works better than every prior instalation on etx2 or etx3 file systems for rot)

sda3 swap

sda4 extended (will be used to add Cento Os and possibly NetBSD or FreeBSD)

sdb1 /home ext3

Is it possible to boot the BSDS of of an extended partion, and use and mount an EXT3 file system as a home partition?
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BSD needs a primary partition.
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It's theoretically possible to boot out of a logical drive from what I've heard, but the effort is not likely worth it unless you've got a cracked crock for playing around ^_^

As Scottro says, BSD needs a primary partition.
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You'd be better off loading VMware Server (free) and running several virtual machines. It will do all the OSs you mentioned and more.

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Old 19th May 2008
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I know that FreeBSD needs a primary partition, but I boot NetBSD from a logical partition without trouble.
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