Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 366171
cannot boot after install with two hard drives
Last modified: 2008-08-06 16:24:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
Given an IDE drive (used to be /dev/hda now shows up as /dev/sdb) and a SATA drive (/dev/sda)
The idea is to have the IDE drive be ( / /boot & swap )and the sata drive be /home
Do custom partitioning as laid out above.
Installer seems to progress fine.
Upon reboot, Grub cannot find partition
I thing the installer is confused and thing it should be booting /dev/sda
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install OS to IDE drive
3. system hangs at grub prompt
hands at boot prompt
Should boot Linux
Filesystem volume name: /12
I tried this three times before I successfully installed to the IDE drive with the sata drive removed.
I tried editing to boot line in grub to manually point to /dev/sdb2 instead of root=LABEL=/12
I tried resetting the disk labels with tune2fs -L
I tried the "advanced options" in the installer, specifying that the boot loader be installed to the fist block of the super block (or what ever they call it)
The BIOS has no problem knowing what disk it's supposed to boot.
I also tried manually deleting all of the partitions so the disks would be free
of partitions that might be confusing the installer.
The final release version of Fedora 8 has a "Which drive do you want to boot
from" selector. I do not recall this option when installing from the live CD,
though I am using a different disk set up (two sata versus one sata and one
ata). If the option was there and I missed it, my bad.
Have you been able to reproduce this error in either F8 or F9?