I have created dual boot systems at work with Windows 7 Pro and Scientific Linux 6 without any problems.
At home I am trying to do the exact same procedure on my Windows7 Home Edition Laptop for training/practice. After install/reboot it comes to a blank screen with either Scientific Linux or Red Hat.
I shrunk 100GB off of the C: drive.
Restart and boot with SLinux 6.2 DVD
Create the needed drives ( /boot, /, /home, swap)
Install the software
Leave bootloader at default MBR/sda (sda2)
If I put the bootloader in sda5 where the Linux /boot partition is, when I reboot after install it just goes to Windows 7 Home Edition and I can't get to the SLinux system.
As I said above, when I put the bootloader in sda2 (Windows 7 ntfs) I get a blank screen and nothing boots. I then have to recover my Windows boot partition to just start again, and again.......
I am guessing I need Windows 7 Pro, but would rather not if possible.
Can anyone help me with this.