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Re: Grub Failure when HDD descriptor changes

From: Dennis McMurchy
Subject: Re: Grub Failure when HDD descriptor changes
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 15:33:48 +0900 (KST)

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Jason Thomas wrote:

> grub-install --recheck

  Hi Jason,

  Thanks a million.  That got me on the right track, finally.

  It didn't solve the problem right away, though, because it turned out
that the 'device.map' file that was being generated was wrong in a way that
wasn't immediately obvious to me.  It was giving me this (even though
the BIOS is set to boot from SCSI before IDE): 

        (fd0)   /dev/fd0
        (hd0)   /dev/hdc
        (hd1)   /dev/sda
        (hd2)   /dev/sdb
        (hd3)   /dev/sdc

  When I finally changed the 'device.map' manually to look like this (and
updated 'grub.conf' accordingly, of course) everything worked just fine:

        (fd0)   /dev/fd0
        (hd0)   /dev/sda
        (hd1)   /dev/sdb
        (hd2)   /dev/sdc
        (hd3)   /dev/hdc

  I don't know if this really qualifies as a bug or not, but I'm just
delighted to have this working finally.  It might even be worth explicitly
mentioning this possible problem in the excellent onscreen message that
'grub-install' displays when it's done.

  Thankyou so much again for the instant response.  Cheers, Dennis

Dennis McMurchy, 
Sointula, B.C. / Tojinmachi, Fukuoka
Canada           Japan

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