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When I install Centos Desktop, it goes straight through and works fine.
As above, do a slow burn and check md5sum as a double check.
Might be a HW issue, might be a bad burn, its difficult to tell remotely.
Finally got the centOS 6.4 installed on my desktop \m/
but b4 doing so had lots of issues one stated earlier,
other installed Win 7 and tried installing centos throug vmware, with the error understood virtualisation should be enabled in bios before doing so, unfortunately found out my motherboard does not support virtualisation and had to drop this idea.
At last thought of trying to dual boot centos with win 7 , just a random try which some how worked and i am logged in now.
thanks for the support guys, now can start learning the basics of linux, any issues will post back.
ok a new error popped up,
on the first reboot win 7 and centos were working fine.
now trying to boot win 7 i get BOOTMGR missing error!
can i fix this using the Win 7 DVD repair your computer option or should i be doing in a different way having centos installed ??
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 26 204800 83 Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 26 1070 8388608 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 1070 1332 2097152 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 1332 19458 145598263+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 1332 19458 145596416 83 Linux
Not, it's not. It shows drives/partitions but has no information on boot files. You have two hard drives (sdb, sdc) with just windows. Which one has the windows operating system? Boot Linux, go to the site below and read the instructions in the link in the Description box. Download and run the bootinfoscript and post the output (results.txt file) here and that will give more detailed information and someone should be able to point you in the right direction.
Windows is in the mbr of sda but the windows system is on sdb2.
CentOS grub is installed in the mbr of sdb but its filesystem is on sda1.
Your menu.lst entry for CentOS shows (hd1,0) which is the equivalent (usually?) of sdb1.
Your menu.lst entry for windows shows (hd2,0) which is the equivalent of sdc1 (usually).
If you can successfully boot CentOS with that entry, I would change the windows entry to:
If that doesn't work, you could try the entry below to map the drives. fdisk and grub are obviously seeing the drives differently.
With Windows on second hard drive:
title Windows XP
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
I tried the methods yancek stated, none of them worked.
After editing the grub and restarting nothing would boot up, i had to again use rescue disk to make everything normal.
So i thought of installing it fresh and clean to make things simpler before installing centos.
Now i have a pc with Win7 x86 already installed and just on one disk.
While in total i have two HDD's. Please guide me how should i go ahead in installing CentOS 6.4 without getting the bootloader error, once i boot back after successful installations.
Probably the reason they didn't work was the entries were pointing to the wrong partition. I meant to suggest you try the chainloader entry for windows with each of the possible partitions successively to see if any would work. Reviewing my last post, it looks like I neglected to do that.
So now you have windows 7 installed and only two dirves?
Are you planning to install CentOS to the second drive?
I'm not sure how you want to do this. You could have windows on one drive and CentOS on a second and select the drive on boot, usually with the F12 key or you could install the CentOS Grub bootloader to the mbr of the first drive to boot both. You do have windows on the first drive, correct? It might be good to open a terminal when you begin the install of CentOS and use the fdisk -l command to verify the drive names.