Dual Boot Linux and Windows

Posted on 2013-09-14
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Last Modified: 2013-09-16
I need to download Linux Centos image, copy it to a flash drive and boot from it to install Linux Centos, then configuring in such a way that when I restart the computer , it should give the option to select between Windows 7 and Linux Centos.

I believe this can be possible. Correct ?
if so please provide me with link to download  Centos image and some help on how to configure the dual boot.

Any help will be very much appreciated,

Thank you
Question by:jskfan
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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http://mirror.millry.co/CentOS/6.4/isos/x86_64/   is one source location

Do you have unpartitioned space to install the new operating system onto?
There is a complete walk through available at http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/CentOS_6_Essentials

Do you need instructions on how to copy an .iso onto a USB Drive?
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Is a dual boot really required for your setup? If not then you could think about running CentOS in a virtual environment like VMware Player or Oracle VM Virtual Box.
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Darr247 earned 880 total points
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Yes, you can have Anaconda (the fedora/CentOS installer) add a GRUB menu to let you choose when booting, but that could prevent future service packs from installing (at least it prevented SP1 from installing... I kinda doubt Microsoft will change that behavior)... so, better to follow  gerwinjansen's suggestion to mount a VM when you want to use it. That should be faster than rebooting, anyway.

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