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Sorry for that, I dint get a bootable cd, i got only live cd. So no recue option. What did now is booted in using live cd, then mount the ...
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    Sorry for that, I dint get a bootable cd, i got only live cd. So no recue option. What did now is booted in using live cd, then mount the file system (/) as rw, then installed grub to it.

    grub-install --recheck --no-floppy --root-directory=/mnt/disc/sdb2 /sda

    This installed grub but theres one more prob now.

    I got 2 harddisks(160gb,500gb). Its a dell workstation.

    The first one(sda) has
    sda1 -> dell utility
    sda2 -> linux/solaris swap
    sda3 -> linux
    something like that. I dunno what is that really.

    But what i am using is the 2nd one(500gb)
    sdb1 -> windows (ntfs)
    sdb2 -> linux (bootable)

    I installed grub on harddisk sdb(2ndone), but no use it was going to windows directly. Then i tried installing on sda (1st one), charm!! it showed my centOS options in boot menu!!!

    But then came the next prob now, when i select the CentOS from the boot menu it says "cannot mount selected partition filesystem type unknown"
    . This is same for all the centOS versions. Quick answers plss..

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    SOLVED!!! I repeat SOLVED. Huh, this grub and bootloaders are so error prone.

    The prob was in grub.conf, all the CentOS options were pointing to (hd1,2) sdb3, which is a non formated partition(raw filesystem) which i am not using. So i manually edited it to sdb2 and as well hd1,1 where i have my bootable linux sitting. That did the trick. Now its booting to CentOS properly. All done.

    Thanks for your help guys.

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    Good shootin' there, Lou. Sounds like an enumeration issue, where the live CD named/numbered the disks differently than the hd install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvairavan View Post
    SOLVED!!! I repeat SOLVED. Huh, this grub and bootloaders are so error prone.
    The error was installing Windoze onto a Linux machine, you should always put Windoze on first as it insists on taking over your machine - best to let it do that before you've put anything of yours on it. Linux installs are generally cooperative, sometime M$ has yet to learn.

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