[CentOS] Curiosity when installing CentOS 5.1 in addition to W98 & WXP

Mon May 12 17:21:01 UTC 2008
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 1:17 PM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> I got half way through an installation of CentOS on a box that has
>  Window$ 98 in the first partition and Window$ XP in the second, where
>  CentOS was designated for partitions 3 (/boot - 128MB) and 4 (/) and
>  had some strange results.
>  During the install, I changed the default OS to boot to Window$
>  (because I rarely use this machine, but others who don't have a clue
>  use Wxx), but then while the packages were downloading, I left the
>  machine alone.  When I came back, it had rebooted to the DVD, so I
>  pulled it out and rebooted again.
>  It came up in the Windows boot selection screen (W98 or WXP), and
>  never stopped at grub.
>  Should I not have set it to go to Windows by default, or is this
>  something different?

Did you tell grub to write to the MBR, or to the partition where you
installed CentOS?

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell