On 03/16/2017 10:20 PM, Michael Hennebry wrote: > How does one put centos on a laptop? > My understanding that laptops no longer come with optical drives. > Booting from an install disk would be difficult. > From https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops : > Preparation tasks > Repartition your harddisk > Backup your Master Boot Record (MBR) > Modifying your bootloader > > My understanding is that most laptops have at most one harddisk. > Can it really be unmounted for partitioning? > Not true. Last year I got an HP Envy 17 (and it's still being sold) and it has a DVD r+w. This can't be the only laptop being sold with an optical drive. Also, a couple months ago I put a "Live USB" (Fedora) Linux distro on a USB stick, booted it, and it came up and worked fine.