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Re: grub floppy snafu

From: Johan
Subject: Re: grub floppy snafu
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2004 13:29:10 +0200

On Sun, 2004-10-03 at 06:46 -0400, Haines Brown wrote:
> > To make a grub boot floppy..
> > here is one I use without fail.
> ...
> > Johan Sch
> Thanks, Johan, the procedure you describe is what I have been doing to
> create workable boot floppies. However, my questions remain
> unanswered. My principle concern at this point is this:
> When I upgraded from debian woody to sarge, grub (both new and old
> versions) began to map my drives incorrectly. My "work-around" has
> been to change the root command to compensate for the mapping error:  
>      sda drive 0       root (hd0,0)
>      sdb drive 1       root (hd2,0)
>      sdc drive 2       root (hd1,0)
> Will this work-around cause me any problems? 

Hard to say . sometimes stuf just works for months on end without problem . and 
then the next boot and you are in trouble.

> I get the impression that grub is forced to guess at the drive
> sequence, and so getting it wrong is only to be expected. 
> Instead of using the root command, would I do better changing the map,
> either the map file in /boot or placing a map command in the grub
> menu? I tried doing both, but without any effect. 
> Haines
> ***************

Here are some examples of mappings while I was running 3 HD's sometime
ago. May be of some help to you.

title windows xp
root (hd2,0)
map (hd0) (hd2)
map (hd2) (hd0)
chainloader +1

title windows 98
root (hd1,0)
map (0x81) (0x80)
map (0x80) (0x81)
chainloader +1
Johan Sch
Registered linux user #33034
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