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Re: How do I add a SATA drive to a system that already has an IDE drive?



On Wed, 2006-03-08 at 12:47 -0500, Derek Tattersall wrote:
> I have a system that has a motherboard with both SATA and IDE on it. I
> have an IDE drive as /dev/hda, and a CDROM drive as /dev/hdb with FC4 on
> the IDE drive. I have acquired a SATA drive and would like to add it to
> my system. If I just plug it in, the computer hangs at with a message
> like GRUB: Loading stage 2. 
> 
> I set up the system bios to boot off of hdd0, and it seems to do that -
> at least it starts booting the grub bootloader, it just doesn't get very
> far.
> 
> Can anyone tell me how to set up grub so I can still boot the computer
> off of the IDE drive and then use the SATA drive for extra storage? I
> don't want to re-install the operating system or move it to the other
> drive if I can help it. 
> 
> The motherboard is an ASUS K8V Deluxe with a Via chipset.
> 
It sounds like the SATA drive is being seen by grub as hda and thus it
cannot boot.

Try booting with your Rescue CD or the first install CD and check what
the drives are actually being seen as.  You then can change device.map
and if needed the kernel command line in grub.conf to boot properly


> Thanks.
> 
> 
> Derek Tattersall
> 


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