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    Best way to install Windows on a 4-partition Ubuntu box?

    Hi all, I have a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 x64 using 4 primary partitions (gparted screenshot attached):

    /dev/sda1 - ext4 - /boot - 190MiB
    /dev/sda2 - linux-swap - 14.90MiB
    /dev/sda3 - ext4 - / - 78.14MiB
    /dev/sda4 - extended - - 372.53MiB
    - /dev/sda5 - ext4 - /home - 372.53MiB
    unallocated - unallocated - - 1.02MiB

    Is it still the case that you can only have 4 primary partitions in a dual boot system?

    If so, all I really want is to keep /home on a separate partition from everything. I don't care how the rest are combined, but not sure it's possible to combine /, swap, and/or /boot.

    Is there a way to dual boot Windows while keeping /home on its own partition? Preferably Windows XP, since it's only Windows I already own, but if this can be done with Windows > XP, I'd appreciate hearing it too.

    Thanks!
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