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Re: converting to grub from lilo [DrDos on hdc1 not booting]



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It would appear that on May 24, Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha did say:

> On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 11:29:51PM -0400, Joe(theWordy)Philbrook wrote:
> > But then perhaps it has something to do with /dev/hdb being my dvd-rom.
> > Yet I wouldn't think it detects and discards the cd drives from it's
> > numbering scheme. Therefore I suspect that it must be something like:
> > 
> > hda=1st master			hd0=1st master
> > hdb=1st master's slave		hd1=2nd master
> > hdc=2nd master			hd3=1st slave ?	
> > hdd=2nd master's slave		hd4=2nd slave ?
> 
> No, hd* are harddisks as reported by BIOS.
> 
> So, you can have:
> hd0: scsi hdd
> hd1: 2nd slave hdd (with no hdd in other drives)
> 
> > If I'm right, it will get more confusing if/when computers have more
> > than 2 primary ide ports as I think grub's notation will number ALL the
> > master drives before any of the slaves...
> 
> Grub numbers all harddisk drives, in the order the BIOS reports them.
> 
> It doesn't care about master/slave, primary/secondary, etc.

Thanks for the info Luciano,

So then, Since I don't really understand what sequence bios uses to
report the drives, could you tell me if

1)bios lists the masters first, then the slaves?

2)bios lists the harddrives then the cd drives?

3)grub's "hd*" numbering scheme simply skips cd drives? In which case,
  what does grub call the durned things?

4)I'm completely clueless and should just sell my soul back to M$
  because I'm incapable of understanding anything... <whimper> ;)

5)"you tell me???"

Thanks

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