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Can the BeOS be installed on an extended (or logical) partition?

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BeOS for Intel:
Installation
FAQ Number:
FAQ-0462
Last Modified:
10/8/98
Keywords:
BeOS, Intel, Installation, install, extended, logical, partition, boot, Linux, OS/2
No, you cannot boot the BeOS off of a logical/extended partition, so we don't let you install into it either. At this time, we're not sure if this is a feature we'll support in the future.

We only know of two operating systems which can boot from a logical partition, Linux and OS/2, so it's clear that an OS (e.g., Windows) can be a commercial success without this feature, and that supporting it, <ahem>, does not guarantee similar success (witness OS/2).

Still, Linux proves that you can support it and be successful. We're seeking to emulate that example, though no commitment for which if any release will support this feature.


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