[CentOS] GRUB woes: GRUB Hard Disk Error
Rob Del Vecchio
rob.delvecchio at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 14:29:18 EDT 2010
I am attempting to install CentOS 5.5 on a recently donated home server (was
Windows). I've tried installing twice; first, separating /boot, swap, /,
/var, /usr and /home into different partitions, the second time choosing
default layout. Both times have resulted in "GRUB Hard Disk Error" upon
About the hard disk, it is a Seagate SATA drive. I do not have another
drive to configure RAID.
The BIOS is set to:
Onboard PATA/SATA Adapters = Both
SATA mode = IDE
Onboard PATA/SATA Cofiguration = Enhanced Mode (???)
Upon booting into rescue mode, the file systems mount successfully and I am
able to read data from files.
The current file structure is (default layout):
title CentOS (2.6.18-194.el5)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-194.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
This is brand new from the installation.
My questions are, what am I missing? Bad configuration? Should
boot=/dev/sda1 really be commented out?
Some pointers for manually installing and configuring grub would be great,
as I am lacking experience in that area.
Any idea as to what is going on would be great!
Thanks in advance,
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