Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 466643
Grub fails to setup correctly boot procedure
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:33:26 EDT
Description of problem:
I see many complaints in local forums about f9 and f10 (alpha and beta) related to grub and fresh installations.
I recently experienced a similar problem and i ll describe it here.
I installed f9 on a sata disk and an ide disk contained a win xp installation.
On first boot neither could boot.
grub configuration set:
title Fedora (18.104.22.168-45.fc9.x86_64)
but installation actually was on (hd0,0)
so i have to edit these lines in order to boot to fedora.
After that i tried to boot winxp with no success.
I find that here we also have wrong disk detection:
And i have to change to this in order to boot:
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
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Steps to Reproduce:
This sounds to me as one of 2 possible things happened:
1) Grub misdetected which Linux HD corresponds to which BIOS Hd, unlikely
2) You change the harddisk boot order in your BIOS after installing Linux.
I'm guessing 2, could this be the case?
2)yes i changed bios setting but -after- the intial failure. I reverted then back to original. In any case it could not boot.
I had 2 disks, graphical install (on partitioning screen) detects disk1 as sda and disk2 as sdb.
Text mode install detects (on partitioning screen) disk1 as sdb and disk2 as sda. Strange...
Hard drive names are not guaranteed to be stable across reboots - it's all in the order that the kernel and friends detect them. How fun.
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