[CentOS] installing Cents os server 7.0

Thu Jul 2 23:14:25 UTC 2015
Chris Murphy <lists at colorremedies.com>

On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 4:06 PM, Warren Young <wyml at etr-usa.com> wrote:
> On Jul 2, 2015, at 9:51 AM, Chris Murphy <lists at colorremedies.com> wrote:
>>> On 07/01/2015 05:10 PM, Jonathan Billings wrote:
>>>> Nope. CentOS 5, 6 and 7 all support dual-boot.
>> Considering CentOS 7, at least, doesn't include ntfsprogs, the
>> installation of CentOS can't support shrink or discovery of Windows in
>> order to create a GRUB menu entry for it. That tools exist the user
>> can make this work after installation is not at all what I'd consider
>> "supported”.
> That’s a really narrow interpretation.
> The behavior you describe, where the OS installer can shrink an existing NTFS partition to allow room for Linux partitions doesn’t go back to 1992, yet we managed to dual-boot back then.

I've suggested that the distribution doesn't support dual boot if it
has no hand in making it possible. The user doing this on their own
manually is user enabled and supported. The distro has nothing to do
with it.

> Would it be *nice* if RHEL/Fedora/CentOS could do this?  Sure.  Is it a necessary prerequisite?  Absolutely not.

I disagree.

Along the same lines as this, relating primarily to security and privacy:

I'll argue that the four freedoms aren't meaningful when they only
benefit a scant minority. And the end result is, increasingly,
developers are picking Macs because so many basic UI/UX things are
handled so well and continue to be a PITA on Linux (desktop in

Chris Murphy