Bug 473532 - grub is not using /boot/grub/grub.conf - boots from wrong drive - uses root (hd1,0) not root (hd0,0)
grub is not using /boot/grub/grub.conf - boots from wrong drive - uses root (...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-29 00:21 EST by John Griffiths
Modified: 2008-11-29 22:46 EST (History)
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grub.conf (728 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2008-11-29 00:23 EST, John Griffiths
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Description John Griffiths 2008-11-29 00:21:26 EST
Description of problem:
grub is not using /boot/grub/grub.conf - boots from wrong drive - uses root (hd1,0) not root (hd0,0). I have edited the grub.conf file but grub seems to ignore it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 10
2. boot fails with error 17
3. edit boot string from root (hd1,0) to (hd0,0) and system boots.
Actual results:
boot fails with error 17

Expected results:
system should boot without having to change boot string.

Additional info:
I have three drives; two set up as RAID 1 and a drive for general storage.

dmraid -r reports:
/dev/sdb: sil, "sil_aibhacaicccd", mirror, ok, 781420720 sectors, data@ 0
/dev/sda: sil, "sil_aibhacaicccd", mirror, ok, 781420720 sectors, data@ 0

/boot is on the RAID array.

mount reports:

/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 on / type ext3 (rw)
/proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol02 on /home type ext3 (rw)
/dev/sdb1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/mapper/VGforMyth-video on /var/video type xfs (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
gvfs-fuse-dae ...
Comment 1 John Griffiths 2008-11-29 00:23:18 EST
Created attachment 325066 [details]
Comment 2 John Griffiths 2008-11-29 22:46:03 EST
I have moved to i386 Fedora 10, so I will not be able to provide any info on x86_64.

This may have been a configuration error when I loaded the system. I may have supplied one of the hard drives and not the RAID mapped set as the install location for grub. I noticed that anaconda defaulted to the first BIOS hard drive even though it was part of a RAID mirror and had to change that when I installed i386. I was doing a custom disk layout both times.

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