[CentOS] Re: Centos5 install failure

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Fri Nov 9 04:03:22 UTC 2007


On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 09:12:33PM -0600, John Thompson alleged:
> On 2007-11-07, Christopher Chan <christopher at ias.com.hk> wrote:
> 
> >> Any clues what I did wrong?
> >> 
> >
> > Yes. You placed the kernel on an LVM (grub does not support LVM...at 
> > least not LVM2 IIRC) and then come to this list where grub and lilo 
> > users like me are subscribers. Don't complain about grub. grub gives you 
> > far more power than that piece of trash called lilo.
> 
> No; the kernel was in a separate /boot filesystem formated ext3. This 
> was set up by anaconda during the installation.
> 
> Any other ideas?

I think your problem could happen if you installed the boot loader into the
active partition and there is a stale boot loader in the mbr.

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