I know GPT is the solution but I inherited a machine that has already fully used the 4 Primary partitions:

Device     Boot      Start        End    Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *          2048    1026047    1024000   500M  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb2          1026048  169336831  168310784  80.3G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb3        169336832 1951377407 1782040576 849.7G  f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdb4       1951377408 1952444415    1067008   521M 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE
/dev/sdb5        169338880  333178879  163840000  78.1G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

I bet all DELL Windows PCs are like this.

I don't want to destroy the existing Windows on the PC, and the first logical partition I have to leave to my Windows D: drive. That leaves me the only choice of

  • installing and booting my Linux from a logical partition (2nd and onward), while triple booting windows 10, Ubuntu and Debian at the same time.

Is it even possible?


From here, it seems possible:

LILO can be forced to put the boot sector on such a partition by using the -b option or the BOOT variable. However, only few programs that operate as master boot records support booting from a logical partition.

I forced my second LILO installation to be installed in /dev/hda8 (logical) and since LILO is operating as/in MBR, the logical partition can be booted



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