Logical drive contains OS ?????

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abudahim

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My operating system is windows XP.
recently i have installed Windows Vista on separate partition.
i found today that Windows Vista is install on one of logical drives on an extended partition . im confused now :confused: :confused: . because i know that any OS connot be installed on an extended partition .
any clarification please !!

here is a picture of my disk partition ...
 

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Why not???
You can install nt based os like win2k / xp in any partition you want. Vista is the same way. It will write some files to the root of your boot drive. For vista this would be the BCD [boot configuration data] files. For xp / win2k, it is ntldr, ntdetect.com and boot.ini.
 
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I have the same setup with Vista RC1 on a logical with W2K as the primary. It's no problem and totally normal.
 

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crjdriver said:
Why not???
You can install nt based os like win2k / xp in any partition you want. Vista is the same way. It will write some files to the root of your boot drive. For vista this would be the BCD [boot configuration data] files. For xp / win2k, it is ntldr, ntdetect.com and boot.ini.
sorry im beginner on these kinds of issues , but im referring to the Windows Help and I understand that Operating systems must be installed ONLY on a Primary partiton . and here is a quote:

An extended partition is a way to get around a limit on the number of primary partitions a basic disk can have. An extended partition is a container that can hold one or more logical drives. Logical drives function like primary partitions except that they cannot be used to start an operating system.
 

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The operative word there is "start" as I posted both vista and win2k / xp will load boot files on to the root of your boot drive. The logical drive can contain an os, however the BCD or boot files must be on the root of the first drive.
 
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