[CentOS] changing partition priority on install
montys at videopost.com
Thu Oct 30 00:54:27 UTC 2008
Phil Schaffner wrote:
> A GRUB boot CD (or floppy) will allay the above concerns. Do an "info
> grub" to find out how to create one. Can also boot from install media
> to recover a lost GRUB.
>> I did not find an option during the install prep to re-locate grub to
>> the MBR of /dev/sdb. I probably should try the text-based installer
>> to see if there are more options.
> It is there in the GUI installer - can't remember exactly where without
> going through the install, but something like an "Advanced" button on a
> configuration page toward the end of the process.
>> Heck, I may just remove the 9550 board until the initial os install is
>> completed. That should accomplish what I am trying to achieve. Just
>> seems like there should be a more elegant way of doing this.
>> I am installing 5.1 because I have the isos on hand. I was just going
>> to let yum update me to 5.2...
> That should work.
>> Thanks for your help,
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Thanks for your input. I did find the location of the grub install
modification. Strange thing is, when I restarted the install, grub
defaulted to the MBR of /dev/sdb. I did not change any hardware or bios
settings in between attempts. I have no idea why the change happened.
Once the install was completed, the OS partition showed up as /dev/sda,
even though it showed up as /dev/sdb during the installation process.
Grub is apparently happily residing in the MBR of /dev/sda. Again, I
can't explain it.
If you (or anyone else) has insights to this behaviour, or can point me
to where I can read up on it, I would appreciate it.
Thanks again for all your help.
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