[CentOS] Re: Centos5 install failure

Alain Spineux aspineux at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 12:53:12 UTC 2007

On Nov 13, 2007 5:15 AM, John Thompson <john at vector.os2.dhs.org> 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.

When having multiple IDE and/or SCSI controller on the same machine I
get similar problems.
I had to play with grub to install it to the good MBR and make it load
it's second stage part from the good drive.
It was longtime ago and always get success using "random" commands.

I used "map" command for sure, to swap both drive
something like

map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)

and/or setup (hd0) or setup (hd1)
and/or root(hd1,0)

Good Luke
May the force be with you :-)

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Alain Spineux
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