[CentOS] GRUB woes: GRUB Hard Disk Error

Eric Viseur eric.viseur at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 16:59:23 EDT 2010


Can't you put the SATA drive on native instead of IDE in your bios ?
It decreases performance and could be problematic.

2010/9/19 Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>

> On Sun, 19 Sep 2010, Rob Del Vecchio wrote:
>
> > To: centos at centos.org
> > From: Rob Del Vecchio <rob.delvecchio at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [CentOS] GRUB woes: GRUB Hard Disk Error
> >
> > Update: on a hunch, I tried installing Ubuntu Server.  Interestingly, the
> > GRUB installation failed during setup, however the LILO installation
> > completed successfully, the Ubuntu installation boots correctly.
> >
> > For me, the whole reason to start using CentOS was to move away from
> Ubuntu.
> > I could do 3 things:
> > Try to install grub under Ubuntu and then use this
> > http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/InstallFromGRUB as a guide, or
> >
> > Something like this:  The above except using LILO, or
> >
> > Try to install the LILO boot loader after a CentOS installation; in
> rescue
> > mode.
> >
> >
> > Better ideas or suggestions?
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > Rob
>
> Well I'd wipe the drive clean using Gparted with a cross
> format. Do a minimal kickstart installation to install GRUB
> on the MBR.
>
> Prior to that make sure the BIOS settings are OK for the
> SATA drive.
>
> That shouldn't take to long.
>
> HTH
>
> Keith
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