[CentOS] laptop editing

Fri Mar 17 03:20:15 UTC 2017
ken <gebser at mousecar.com>

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.