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By nicoliani at 2012-03-23

First of all, is this right? I thought C: should be formatted as a primary to work as it runs my OS. Now it's labelled as a systemstart (boot) under a logical drive.
There are 30 MB used in my system primary partition. If I want to dual boot is it here that OS's system files are going to be located, and if yes how many OS's can I place here as it's around 100 MB?
Should I create a new primary partition for a dual boot.

I plan to install Ubuntu.
Edited by nicoliani - 3/24/12 at 2:21pm
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You're a little confused. You can put the OS files anywhere you want.
When you install any OS, there is a small piece of code written to the first sector of whatever disk is set as th boot disk (in the bios). When the computer posts, that snippet of code is loaded into memory and executed. It tells the post routine where to find the root loader, and the boot loader tells the post routine where you put the OS files (ie. the Windows folder.

You can put as many OS folders as you want on a single drive or partition, but multiple folders in the same place make troubleshooting a nightmare.

If your disk(s) previously had an OS on them the boot sectors ands dyer boot records are still there. I think that's what yore seeing. Rum MS's fix lot and find, then install your os(s),
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Sorry, double post.
Edited by billbartuska - 3/27/12 at 6:29am
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