Installing CentOS 7.1 Dual Boot With Windows 8.1 on UEFI Firmware Systems

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22 Responses

  1. Matei Cezar says:

    There’s no need to format the partition with an FAT32 file system. Just create the partition and leave it unformatted or don’t even create the partition at all, leave it as unused space. CentOS 7 should recognize the unused space by default, but this should also be valid for Oracle Linux 7 as well.

  2. Mannan says:

    Hello Admin,

    Please help me..

    I’m trying to dual boot windows 7 (already running Windows7) and oracle Linux 7 with bootable USB Stick. First I downloaded Oracle Linux Release 7 for x86_64 (64 Bit) V46135-01.iso from https://edelivery.oracle.com/osdc/faces/SearchSoftware.

    Then I created a partition of 50 GB (FAT32) for Oracle Linux then I created a bootable USB Stick using Rufus 2.11.exe on windows OS. after that I started the installation from USB Stick but To choose where to install the Linux the partition of 50GB I made earlier is not listed.

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