windows7 installed-how to setup partitions/boot loader to install linux on second hdd

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arvindikc

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I have a PC with 2 hard drives- the first hard drive has a single partition and windows 7 64-bit is installed on this hard disk.

Now I wish to install CentOS 6 on the first partition of the second hard disk.

I have created the dvd for installing Cent OS also.

How do I configure the boot loader in Windows? If I install Linux on second hard disk, will this overwrite the Windows Boot Loader? How do I create a dual boot system so that the windows boot loader correctly shows linux as an option, so that I am able to load either Windows 7 (existing) or Linux(on second hard disk- not yet installed).

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Arvind.
 
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Did Windows come installed on that machine? Do you have system disks or is it a system with a recovery partition instead of disks?
 
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