[CentOS] installing WIndows at end of disk

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed May 3 15:58:27 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 10:34, Jim Perrin wrote:
> On 5/3/06, Tony Schreiner <schreian at bc.edu> wrote:
> > I have a functional CentOS system on which I need to install Windows
> > for dual boot. I can make some space available on a high partition.
> > Can WIndows be installed on partition 8 (starting with 1)? I have
> > always done it on the first partition.
> Windows will do angry things to the boot sector of the drive if it is
> installed last during dual boot setup, so you'll have to use the
> recovery disk if you do this. Whether windows will be happy at the end
> of the disk is somewhat hardware dependent. I honestly don't know if
> that would work.  You might instead (if you have the ram) use vmware
> and load windows in linux to sidestep the problem entirely.

Note that VMware server is now a free download.  It is currently
a beta version but seems fairly reliable and it is supposed to
remain free after release.  VMplayer should also work but
can't create new virtual machines.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com

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