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Re: grub floppy snafu

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: grub floppy snafu
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2004 15:16:43 +0000
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address@hidden (Haines Brown) writes:
> What do I want to do? I gather there are four methods to take care of
> a mapping issue: 
>   a) reorder the drives in BIOS (but then grub would just get them
>      wrong again, I suppose),

GRUB has no influence over what the BIOS does.  If the BIOS does not
have such feature to reorder it, this is not possible.

>   b) use a map command in the grub menu stanza (tried, but had no
>      effect),

This command does something else.  It remaps drives for OSes loaded by

>   c) add a device.map file to /boot/grub (tried, but had no effect),

This just works at install time.

>   d) the method I used successfully is simply to point the
>      root command at what grub incorrectly thinks is the correct
>      disk (so, for the third disk, I use `root (hd1,0)').

As I said, GRUB is not incorrect about anything.  It is either you or
the BIOS which is incorrect. :)

If GRUB/the BIOS does not does work like you would expect because you
are used to how things are numbered, it does not mean GRUB is broken.


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