Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76338
Can not boot the system when there is no drive in /dev/hda.
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
It is not possible to boot from partitions on /dev/hdX (X>a) when there is no
drive in /dev/hda.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This problem has been on every RedHat Linux I ever tried.
Steps to Reproduce:
0.Install a drive to /dev/hda and install a RedHat Linux to it;
1.Move drive form /dev/hda to /dev/hdb;
2.Change the appropriate /etc/fstab, /boot/grub/grub.conf and /etc/lilo.conf
settings from /dev/hda to /dev/hdb;
3.Set the BIOS to boot from IDE1 or "other devices";
4.Try to boot the system;
Actual Results: RedHat Linux is unable to start.
Expected Results: System up and running as in case of drive being at /dev/hda.
Result is the same even if to try install RedHat Linux directly to /dev/hdb from
Also, if to boot up the system from floppy and drive being at /dev/hdb, the df
will report the partitions as /dev/hda.
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