[CentOS] Hardware freezes on Dell Optiplex 320 while booting(https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=499204)

Thu Jul 29 20:39:04 UTC 2010
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:

> There seem to be two solutions, replace grub with lilo or grub2,
> neither of which conform to your "not invasive on the system or
> procedure" requirement.
> Akemi Yagi suggested that you install F13 and chainload CentOS. It
> sounds nuts but it seems like the right solution to avoid messing with
> your default CentOS install - F13 as a bootloader (!). It reminds me
> of a colleague who has a Mac and keeps a minimal OSX install to boot
> F12 because he couldn't get F12 to work as a single-boot OS.

I myself have one desktop machine that refuses to cooperate with grub
(or should I say grub refuses to cooperate with the hardware?). Long
story short, I installed lilo and decided not to spend more time on
the problem. The machine has been running fine for years...  :)