[CentOS] Re: Centos5 install failure

Christopher Chan christopher at ias.com.hk
Wed Nov 14 01:44:29 UTC 2007

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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).

I don't see how telling it to install on (hd0) aka /dev/hda will make it 
install on (hd0,0) aka /dev/hda1...

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