So I was here a month ago or so and asked about the dual booting. I managed to fix it after reinstalling Ubuntu four times (four different mistakes were made). The biggest issue I had to fix back then was that I didn't think of getting an extended drive to have as my Ubuntu drive, instead of a primary one. This caused problems because I already had three others so I couldn't make any swap areas or boot partitions. It messed a lot of stuff up.
Anyway, so now that I have a reason to try out Win 8 and learn it, I want to triple boot it (because I'm only going to use it when I have to) with these two I already have installed. The reason is very specific so I want to keep Windows 7 for my usual every day activities...
The current boot loader is Windows' boot loader and I want to keep it that way. If it's Windows 8's or 7's boot loader doesn't matter as long as I can link it to Ubuntu and set Windows 7 as default. I want to make sure I get all the facts straight before I go ahead with this. I also want to know if it's possible to have my external drive (I have a box with an external drive in, with two partitions, one of which is quite empty) as the partition for windows 8. It's connected through USB.
So my question is:
Can I keep/use any of the loaders that Windows has and be able to link them all together, when Windows 8 is on an external drive which is connected through USB. If it works, but isn't optimal, I don't care. I'm not going to use it too much. So if it's going to be slow doesn't matter right now.
I read another post about this before asking but since I have a short supply of primary partitions I'm willing to format to convert to logical I wanted to specify my question a bit.