[CentOS] Re: Centos5 install failure

Fri Nov 9 21:55:21 UTC 2007
John Thompson <john at vector.os2.dhs.org>

On 2007-11-09, Garrick Staples <garrick at usc.edu> wrote:

> 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 told anaconda to write the boot record onto /dev/hda assuming that 
woul put it in the MBR of the device and overwrite the existing lilo 
boot record. 

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.


John (john at os2.dhs.org)