Grub and old hard drives

Karl Larsen k5di at
Fri Jun 29 19:05:57 UTC 2007

    For several years I have let the anaconda loader put the grub boot 
message in the spot for such things on /dev/hda/. Fine, a couple of 
years later I bought a much bigger hard drive and this Linux is on that. 
But Grub is still using /dev/hda/.

    These are both Western Digital hard drives and I have had good luck 
with them. But the first to fail will be the oldest I expect. When that 
happens Grub will fail. This is a real hard thing to fix :-(

    So I have a plan. First read "Info Grub" and see how to put a Grub 
boot in the boot section of /dev/hdb/. This I think is pretty simple. I 
can do this today. But how to cause the file /boot/grub/grub.conf to use 
this new boot point may be difficult.

    Assuming this is possible I will let the list know.


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