I've been trying out Mint Xfce and PCBSD on flash drives for a while now. Instead of choosing between them, I'd like to add both to my existing system if it's possible. This PC has one hard drive. No room in the case to add another. The screenshot below shows my present drive setup. I have to keep the existing XP install. If necessary, I can reinstall 98 but would prefer to leave both as is. ATM, XP and 98 share a swap partition on the extended partition. Everything on the extended partition can be moved or deleted. The backup partition is empty. Data is backed up. The Virtual partition is expendable. If I understand it correctly, PCBSD needs to be installed on a primary partition. Can Mint be installed on a logical drive on the extended partition? Do I need to make separate swap partitions for both? Can these share any partitions? I'm presently using Grub4DOS, loaded from config.sys on 98. If possible, I'd like to keep it and not have linux install another bootloader. The last time I installed linux (don't remember which distro) it didn't detect Grub4DOS and installed its own (didn't ask), which made quite a mess. If I understand correctly, PCBSD does not install a bootloader. I'll need to add an entry to the existing loader for it, which is fine. Can I install Mint without it adding its own bootloader?