I'm a visual effects artist and although many VFX post production houses use linux, I've always used windows because of the programs. At this point, I've migrated to different programs which are also available on linux. The only set of programs I won't have, would be the Adobe Suite. So, I decided to finally start using linux again. I used it back when I was a kid for a few years, but just to have it really. We mainly use macs at work, but I'm switching to linux now.
Since I mainly use Autodesk Maya, the first choice would've been RHEL. Which is why I'm here now, you can guess.
I've downloaded the .iso of CentOS 5.5 and checked it against the hashes and it came out fine. I burned it to a DVD and booted my main computer (I have 3 I plan on installing it onto) and tested the media, came back fine.
I have two HDs, one 1.5TB SATA and one 150GB SATA. The 1.5TB is the C: drive of windows, and I've shrunk it to allow 80GB for linux.
So that is sda. sda1 is the windows partition and I make sda2 ext3 out of the empty space by choosing the custom partition scheme. It installs fine.
However, booting up the computer boots straight to windows. No GRUB.
I've reinstalled many times now, changing the GRUB from sda to sda1 to sda2. Nothing.http://www.iceflatline.com/2009/09/how- ... g-bcdedit/
I've adapted that guide to CentOS and tried that, but whenever I select the CentOS option during bootup, the computer instantly restarts itself.
I've tried reinstalling the GRUB via a Live CD like many googled sites say to, but I always get errors.
If I find the /boot/grub/stage1, it says it can't be found.
If I try to setup GRUB, it says /boot/grub/stage1 is unreadable
So, I download the Ubuntu CD and install that. I use the guide previously posted to do the same thing, by installing GRUB onto sda2 where Ubuntu is.
So I pick that option on startup and it brings me to Ubuntu's GRUB menu. It all works fine. CentOS doesn't though.
Ubuntu is using GRUB2, so it has a grub.cfg file. Inside the file near the end, it lists Ubuntu as (hd0,2) and windows as (hd0,1).
That shouldn't be right? What's (hd0,0) then?
The CentOS grub.conf file lists CentOS as (hd0,1) and windows as (hd0,0). That should be correct. But I change it anyway to (hd0,2) and (hd0,1) and it still doesn't work.
Does anyone know what is going on here? What are my options or what can I do to help you help me?