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Old 02-24-2008, 04:01 PM   #1
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CentOS 5.0 won't boot after install


I just finished an install of CentOS 5.0 for use as a mail server. I followed the default recommendations for most of the install, except I customized the packages. The CD passed the test, and the installation stated it completed successfully. It ejected the CD, and I rebooted the server. Upon bootup, the screen displays "boot to CD:" like it is supposed to, and then "GRUB" is displayed right below it but the boot process stops right there and the cursor just flashes. I performed a second installation just to ensure that I didn't miss anything.

I am not new to Linux (Debian for the past 3 years), but I am brand new to CentOS. Does anyone have any idea what might have happened, or what I might have done wrong? If I need to submit more details, please let me know.

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Old 02-24-2008, 11:52 PM   #2
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What's your hardware specs?
 
Old 02-26-2008, 06:30 AM   #3
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I got it fixed. The machine was an old XP machine with 2 IDE hard drives in RAID 0. I disabled the hardware RAID before installing CentOS, but for some reason, it was still causing problems. I unplugged the slave hard drive, and it installed just fine.

I selected "delete all partitions" during install, but there was something weird about the setup causing problems. I am using a Soyo KT-400 Dragon motherboard and had 2 hard drives in IDE 0. I am now using just the 1 hard drive in IDE 0. I plan on adding the second hard drive in IDE 1, and move the 2 optical drives to IDE 3 and IDE 4. Hopefully, this won't cause any problems. Only trial will tell.

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