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Re: Grub Failure when HDD descriptor changes

From: Molle Bestefich
Subject: Re: Grub Failure when HDD descriptor changes
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 14:44:19 +0100

Dennis McMurchy wrote:
>   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):
> [snip]
>   When I finally changed the 'device.map' manually to look like this (and
> updated 'grub.conf' accordingly, of course) everything worked just fine:
> [snip]
>   I don't know if this really qualifies as a bug or not, but I'm just
> delighted to have this working finally.

This bit, together with HighPoint RAID corruption, has been keeping me
away from GRUB for years.

As far as I understand, it's a wild guessing game that GRUB does,
which IMHO is just crazy.

Then again, I don't know the guessing algorithm.
Can anybody elaborate?  Jason?

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