Read http://www.goodells.net/multiboot/ and all the links there.
Frankly it's a mess and why I don't use the extended partition for this one.
On a computer with 2 Linux os's [openSUSE and Mandriva] already installed I would like to install Windows XP on available space in extended partition of HDD. Can this be done? Currently when I try the WinXP install CD it gets to partitioner and recognizes existing partitions and free space but it will not create a valid windows partition, such as NTFS or FAT32. It only creates something it calls "New (RAW)". It will not install to that or create a partition from that. I can delete that but it will only do the same thing all over again.
HD: ATA WDC WD3200JB-22K
MOBO: ASUS VM-MPV2
On Board video: C51PV [GeForce 6150]
CPU : AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
Os's: openSUSE 11.1 x86_64
Mandriva 2009.0 x86_64
Current partition set-up:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1594 12803773+ 83 Linux /
/dev/sda2 1595 12302 86012010 83 Linux /home
/dev/sda3 12303 13347 8393962+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4 13348 38913 205358895 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 13348 14941 12803773+ 83 Linux /
/dev/sda6 14942 25649 86011978+ 83 Linux /home
Please be aware that I am not yet very Windows knowledgeable but would like to get there. Also let me know of any other info needed.