Fedora 8

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Thu Nov 8 12:38:39 UTC 2007

Konstantin Svist wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>>    After a few tests I discovered that the F7 boot partition was 
>>>> (hd0,5) and the F8 boot partition was (hd0,5). I tried to get F7 
>>>> booted but no luck. I finally unplugged the god dam SATA hard 
>>>> drive, re-did the grub thing from the rescue CD and here I am back 
>>>> on F7 :-)
>>>>    The Grub problem is because both boot partitions are partition 
>>>> 6. I will fix this tomorrow.
>>> Do you mean grub.conf was messed up (and pointed both installs to 
>>> (hd0,5))?
>>    No! F7 is on an ide hard drive. F8 is on a SATA hard drive. But 
>> alas, the boot partitions are both (hd?,5) and with my odd BIOS F7 
>> was never selected. I will have to move boot to another partition on 
>> either hard drive. Then see if it works.
> Oh, okay - that's not so bad then :)
> Grub is supposed to see one of the drives as (hd0) and another one as 
> (hd1). These correspond to physical drives. If you have more than 2 
> physical drives, it might be (hd2), etc...
> If you used the BIOS to switch between drives (selecting primary boot 
> drive), then grub will probably change the names around, be careful!
    Yes the more I think about it, it has to be a BIOS changing. And I 
know it does this and it can be because of the strange way they handle a 
SATA hard drive. It really blew my mind for awhile. I was using # grub 
root and setup again and again.

    I want to make F8 boot from it's own boot partition. I am doing that 
with F7-64 bit on the SATA drive and it works just fine. To get that 
seems to be the problem.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
	#450462   http://counter.li.org.

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