[CentOS] Re: Centos5 install failure

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Nov 13 12:09:41 UTC 2007


John Thompson wrote:
> On 2007-11-12, Alain Spineux <aspineux at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Nov 9, 2007 10:55 PM, John Thompson <john at vector.os2.dhs.org> wrote:
>>> Grub came up on reboot, suggesting that it did indeed overwrite the lilo
>>> boot record in the MBR, but grub was unable to load completely and
>>> required a hard reset to recover.
> 
>> Do you have multiple hard disk ?
> 
> Yes, 2 IDE drives and a 5 device SCSI raid array.
> 
>> Is your disk the master on the first controller ?
> 
> Yup.
> 

If you want grub to right to MBR on the first drive, you don't have to
tell it anything.

If you DO pick a drive, it does not write to MBR, but the first
partition on the drive (or another one if you pick that).  That is
needed sometimes, but not most of the time.  Most of the time, you do
not want to go into the advanced settings at all (if centos is going to
reside on it's own drive).



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