[CentOS] Dualboot CentOS and Windows

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Oct 7 23:02:03 UTC 2009


> 2009/9/29 Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>
>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
>> Behalf
>> >Of Frank Thommen
>> >Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 3:27 PM
>> >To: CentOS mailing list
>> >Subject: Re: [CentOS] Dualboot CentOS and Windows
>> >
>> >> I have to install CentOS on a spare partition of a laptop with
>> >> Windows pre installed. Is there anything I have to watch out for?
>> >> Couldn't find anything in the wiki or does the installer handle this
>> >> well without me doing some magic, or so?
>> >
>> >The installer will handle this perfectly if you select the correct
>> >partition for your CentOS installation :-)
>>
>
> usually, you need at least two partitions: one for / and one for swap.
> best is to setup first a small /boot partition. i'm sure somewhere there
are
> some docs about it :)
<snip>
I *STRONGLY* urge you to make /home, and maybe /opt, separate partitions.
That way, when you upgrade, and it *REALLY* wants to format /, you can.

        mark



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