[CentOS] Re: Centos5 install failure

Fri Nov 9 21:59:56 UTC 2007
John Thompson <john at vector.os2.dhs.org>

On 2007-11-09, Christopher Chan <christopher at ias.com.hk> wrote:

> 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?

On my first installation attempt grub was installed beyond the 1024 
cylinder mark, but I assumed that my year 2000 BIOS ought to be able to 
handle that. On my second unsuccessful install attempt, Centos had the 
whole drive to itself, /boot was on /dev/hda1 starting at cylinder 1. 
The rest of the drive anaconda used for the LVM volume.


John (john at os2.dhs.org)