Bug 133081 - Choosing sda over hda as primary boot
Summary: Choosing sda over hda as primary boot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2004-09-21 15:48 UTC by Bjorn Ryborg
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-09-21 18:37:55 UTC

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Description Bjorn Ryborg 2004-09-21 15:49:00 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install hda and sda (SATA) disk in tower
2. Install Fedora core 3 Test 2
3. Folow the default install
4. Reboot

Actual Results:  The prompt shows "GRUB" and stops loading

Expected Results:  Loading Fedora

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-21 18:04:52 UTC
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 :(

Comment 2 Bjorn Ryborg 2004-09-21 18:28:14 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Bjorn Ryborg 2004-09-21 18:31:10 UTC
By disabling hda i mean remove the IDE cable, so the only harddisk
connected was the SATA disk.

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-21 18:37:55 UTC
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 :)

Comment 5 Bjorn Ryborg 2004-09-22 18:44:48 UTC
You were right, sorry ;-)
I have reinstalled 3 times, but could not reproduce the "bug". I dont
know what went wrong first time.

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