Re: Is there a howto for dual boot of Windows 7 and debian?
On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 6:24 AM, Doug <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 11/11/2012 12:56 AM, Charles Blair wrote:
>> I have just tried to use the netinst installer for wheezy
>> beta 3 to create a dual boot of debian and windows 7.
>> The problem arises at the partitioning stage. The
>> installer begins by showing me windows 7 using 3 primary
>> partitions, one of which is bootable. I resized (this
>> worked) to get free space. However, I do not see how
>> to get a bootable /, swap, and the recommended /home etc
>> using the 1 primary partition I am allowed to create.
>> I would have thought a lot of other users must have
>> encountered this problem, and that there would be something
>> in the installer instructions or a howto about it.
>> Please let me know if I have overlooked something.
> You need to turn that partition into an extended partition, and then you can
> make secondary partitions on it: / /home swap--even another os besides
> debian, if you have room. I think you can put 16 secondary partitions, but
> I'm not sure of that number. Get a copy of Parted Magic (free) which is an
> that you burn to a CD, and it's bootable, and then you can deal with the
> partition problem. It will also format your partitions, so you can choose
> file system. It won't mess with your Windows partition, unless you tell it
Alternatively he can create LVM2 group on that partition and put
everything inside that LVM2 group (though I never tried putting /boot
directly on LVM).
Feel free to CC me.
May The Source be with You.