[CentOS] GRUB woes: GRUB Hard Disk Error

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Sun Sep 19 16:57:31 EDT 2010

On Sun, 19 Sep 2010, Rob Del Vecchio wrote:

> To: centos at centos.org
> From: Rob Del Vecchio <rob.delvecchio at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] GRUB woes: GRUB Hard Disk Error
> Update: on a hunch, I tried installing Ubuntu Server.  Interestingly, the
> GRUB installation failed during setup, however the LILO installation
> completed successfully, the Ubuntu installation boots correctly.
> For me, the whole reason to start using CentOS was to move away from Ubuntu.
> I could do 3 things:
> Try to install grub under Ubuntu and then use this
> http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/InstallFromGRUB as a guide, or
> Something like this:  The above except using LILO, or
> Try to install the LILO boot loader after a CentOS installation; in rescue
> mode.
> Better ideas or suggestions?
> Rob

Well I'd wipe the drive clean using Gparted with a cross 
format. Do a minimal kickstart installation to install GRUB 
on the MBR.

Prior to that make sure the BIOS settings are OK for the 
SATA drive.

That shouldn't take to long.



More information about the CentOS mailing list