On 06/08/2015 08:24 PM, Fred Smith wrote: > On Mon, Jun 08, 2015 at 05:32:05PM -0700, John R Pierce wrote: >> On 6/8/2015 5:21 PM, michael wright wrote: >>> Hi I am running windows 7 professional and the lastest centos7 x86 now if I wish to partition the hard since I have 2TB harddrive what volume would I need to set that at many thanks mike >> >> windows 7 defaults to creating a partition on the entire disk and >> leaving no free unpartitioned space. that leaves you with nowhere >> to install anything else. >> > > that's not hard to fix with the gparted live CD. > 1. boot windows, defrag the partition(s). problem with that step is that oos does not move _locked_ files and directories. so when one goes to next steps, of shrinking, if locked directories and files are not unlocked, one of 2 things happen, shrinking can not shrink as much as needed, or locked directories and files are lost. > 2. shut down windows. > 3. boot gparted live > 4. in my experience the "main" windows partition is nearest the end, > so using gparted, shrink it enough to leave adequate space for > Centos. I won't go into how to use gparted, it's not hard, so you > can surely figure it out (I did!:) > 5. boot windows and let it do its thing with "repairing" the disk. such might work, but only if one has original oos install disk and recovery disk. > 6. run your Centos installer, being sure NOT to let it mess with > your windows partition(s). > 7. see my other note about how to get it to dual boot with windows. or so it is as i have found trying to set up a win7 laptop. ymmv. -- peace out. If Bill Gates got a dime for every time Windows crashes... ...oh, wait. He does. THAT explains it! in a world with out fences, who needs gates. CentOS GNU/Linux 6.6 tc,hago. g .