[CentOS] Re: Centos5 install failure

Christopher Chan christopher at ias.com.hk
Fri Nov 9 04:39:44 UTC 2007

Garrick Staples wrote:
> 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.

I don't know...he did say that he restored lilo to get his FC1 
installation working again. grub should not have problems picking up its 
second stage unless it rests beyond the 1024 cylinder and there is no 
LBA support. That leads to the question, where is the partition for the 
/boot for the Centos5 kernels located and is there LBA support in the BIOS?

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