Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133081
Choosing sda over hda as primary boot
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:49 EST
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Description of problem:
Anaconda now has the option of finding out what partition is the
primary boot option.
I have a SATA (sda) and a IDE (hda) disk. SATA (sda) is the primarry
boot option in Anaconda and that is correct, but when rebooting, GRUB
looks for MBA at the IDE (hda) disk. Thats the wrong harddisk.
Anaconda did not write the correct detected disk as primary boot
device in GRUB.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install hda and sda (SATA) disk in tower
2. Install Fedora core 3 Test 2
3. Folow the default install
Actual Results: The prompt shows "GRUB" and stops loading
Expected Results: Loading Fedora
If you go to the advanced boot loader screen, you can swap the order
of drives. Unfortunately, there's not a way on x86 hardware to
reliably detect this :(
Wrong, that was in Fedora Core 2.
In Core 3 Test2 i have no option for disabling the hda. The only shown
option is the sda, but GRUB is gonna get installed on hda.
I had to disable my hda before i was able to install Fedora and get
GRUB to boot from sda.
By disabling hda i mean remove the IDE cable, so the only harddisk
connected was the SATA disk.
Trust me here... if you click the checkbox beside "Advanced Boot
Loader Options", you can sort the drives in a different order. Look
and see, it's there :)
You were right, sorry ;-)
I have reinstalled 3 times, but could not reproduce the "bug". I dont
know what went wrong first time.