Ubuntu Primary Partition v Logical Drive

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I have installed Heron as a dual OS with WinXP to a Laptop. I see that it was installed in a logical drive with my Windows recovery info created by Acronis True Image. I have a couple of questions. First, the choice to boot my recovery software has disappeared. Can I install it as a choice to boot in GRUB which I believe is now the boot loader? Is it more difficult to back up my Linux install as a logical drive than active partition? I have been a fan of using drive & partition images for backups and restore. One of my first learning tasks to be learning how to back up and restore my Linux install. Any suggestions in this type of environment would be appreciated.

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