Any primary partition can contain a Windows operating system. Any partition reflecting a Windows operating system can be bootable.This, of course, takes no notice of those situations where two copies of Windows accidentally coexist on one partition.
A hard drive is limited to having 4 primary partitions...the limit for bootable partitions containing Windows...on one hard drive is 4.
But I understand that Linux can be be installed on logical partitions...so I have no idea what the limit might be for such involved in multiboot situations.
If you have an XP CD, there is no reason to have a boot floppy. The CD performs the same formatting functions that the floppy used to be used for.
Edited by hamluis, 19 February 2009 - 04:37 PM.