[CentOS] confidence in partitioning tool (6.2)

Larry Martell larry.martell at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 16:34:28 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 8:07 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs> wrote:
> On 01/30/2012 03:14 PM, Larry Martell wrote:
>> I have a Windows 7 laptop that I want to make dual boot with CentOS
>> 6.2. My plan was to use the Windows Disk Management tool to partition
>> the disk, but I do not have the needed admin rights on the box to use
>> that. Has anyone used the partitioning tool that comes with 6.2 to do
>> this? Can I have some level of confidence that it will not mess things
>> up so that I cannot boot into Windows? if it screws up and makes
>> Windows unbootable that would be a Very Bad Thing.
>> Thanks!
>> -larry
> First make backup of the MBR (some Linux software save them elsewhere on
> the disk.)

OK, I'll research how to do that and give it a shot.

> I used CentOS 6.2 DVD to partition Windows 7 partitons, amongst all
> others. But take notice that regular CentOS DVD/LiveDVD has no ntfs
> support so you will not be able to format them with NTFS. You can
> however create them as FAT32 and re-format them from windows.
> CentOS 6.2 DVD can also align partitions for new 4k sector HDD's

Not sure that either of these things will be an issue to me.


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