A pre-installation preparation
1, the virtual machine environment tutorial introduction, the real machine experiments
2, the system is ready to the original system XP + CentOS 5.5 (please download the ISO file)
Note that: because CentOS -5.5 actually 3.89G, and the show is 4,087,030 k In other words, more than 4G, you know, in the FAT32 format, does not support single files larger than 4G, so when you use a virtual machine experiment, they must use other presentation, direct COPY, not between the host and virtual machine directly COPY, will prompt an error.
If you are in a real environment, there will be no problem.
Third, the hard disk installation
1, the download CentOS5.5 image file on the XP system FAT format any disk (CentOS does not recognize NTFS format oh)
2, extract CentOS5.5 mirror isolinux folder to the C drive's root directory
3, extract grub4dos-0.4.4.zip inside menu.lst, grldr, grldr. MBR three files to the C drive's root directory.
4, open the c: \ boot.ini file last to join in the c: \ grldr = "Install CentOS" (this is the start time, add a startup item, which quotes from his casual, you name it)
It should be noted, because the system's boot.ini file, and is read-only attribute, so we have to change it. As shown below
5, in the c: \ menu.lst of the last to join into the following elements:
kernel (hd0, 0) / isolinux / vmlinuz (note that kernel with a trailing space)
initrd (hd0, 0) / isolinux / initrd.img (Note initrd with a trailing space)
Of course you can delete all the contents inside, with the following content. According to their own situation Come on!
This is a sample file contents
color blue / green yellow / red white / magenta white / magenta
default / default
kernel (hd0, 0) / isolinux / vmlinuz
initrd (hd0, 0) / isolinux / initrd.img
6, restart the system, then choose the Startup items we just Install CentOS. Figure
2, select the Keyboard
3, select the location of the media, the key to this step, be sure to select the hard disk
4, this step is to find your ISO file corresponding to the partition, if you do not know, a test on a
5, the following is installed, the partition - select package - to install
Where the system partition must pay attention to select the correct partition, not to the other format of disk space is finished!
6, the installation completed
1, into the CentOS5.5, modify the grub.conf file:
a, commented hiddenmenu, so start the system, you can display different startup items;
b, the title others to title windows xp, so you can choose to boot into windows xp;
2, just delete the installation, save the file under the root directory of C;
3, restore the C: \ boot.ini file;