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Old 04-09-2014, 02:31 AM   #1
SarahGurung
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Cannot dual boot Centos 6.5 32 bit with windows 7


I wanted to dual boot centos 6.5, 32 bit, with Windows 7 and kept 80Gb for it as unallocated.

On installing,it said 'This hardware is not supported on Centos" but i stil continued and then it said not enough space though i have 80 Gb allocated for it. What could be the possible problem. Is the dvd corrupted or is more space required or have i missed something?
 
Old 04-09-2014, 11:09 AM   #2
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'This hardware is not supported on Centos"
What hardware was that? Are you installing on a laptop, Desktop? What make and model and the specification. This may help in answering your question. Can you post the exact message you received?

Play Bonny!


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Old 04-09-2014, 02:49 PM   #3
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i have ScientificLinux 6.5(64 bit) installed just fine on a HD with win7

mind you i let win7 have the MBR and the first section of the drive
( the only way to win the "war" is to NOT play MS's game)
and grub is installed on the FIRST linux partition
and the bios is set to auto boot from grub and NOT win7

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On installing,it said 'This hardware is not supported on Centos" but i stil continued and then it said not enough space though i have 80 Gb allocated for it.
i am guessing you did not read the "dual boot" install instructions
and you tried to install cent into the Windows hidden "recovery partition"
and did not reformat the drive to make room to install a second OS


CentOS uses the redhat docs
RHEL6.5 install guide
https://access.redhat.com/site/docum...ide/index.html

Last edited by John VV; 04-09-2014 at 02:56 PM.
 
  


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