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hey guys, I just installed centos 6.4 to an old sata drive I had and added it to my windows machine. I changed my boot priority so that the centos hdd boots first- I know windows will never detect a partition other than a windows one.
now my dilemma is when it boots up it goes straight to centos, actually doesn't even give me a choice for repair mode or a grub screen for that matter(even though I have a /boot/grub/grub.conf)
is there a simple way to just get grub to search all drives and remake the conf file? I tried sudo grub-update and got a command not found(figured it wouldn't be so easy)
maybe deleting grub and installing grub2 would be a better option?
all info I seem to find is ppl using 1 drive and partitioning for both OS. I'd rather do it this way :P
Check the /boot/grub/grub.conf file for a timeout entry at the top. It may be set to zero which is why you don't see a menu.
If you see a menu with windows, you should be alright. If you don't, you will have to post more information on the number of drives/partitions and where each operating systems boot files are. Without that information, no one will be able to give specific info.
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 13 50993 409497600 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 50993 121601 567158784 7 HPFS/NTFS
After installation I swapped boot priority in bios. So even though Linux is SDA its still in grub as SDB. I also thought that strange but since grub-update isn't an option as long as it works I don't mind.