Thank you for the opportunity to pick your brains,
I have an odd setup that I have not found anyone else doing. I have a removable IDE drive connected on a bridging motherboard for SATA. I use the same PC with different drives for different purposes. One drive is my daily use, another my game drive and yet another a test drive. Near as I can recall I mapped my motherboard/BIOS drives below.
The back ground: I bought a new PC and left the hardware as is with the noted changes.
Change 1- moved IDE1 to IDE2
Change 2- added IDE1 removable drive bay.
So the trouble? I use two drives most often so I would like to dual boot those two drives. The trouble is keeping the native drive native thinking it has the MBR while the real MBR is on another drive. When booting (grub) to FC6 (2.6.18) I hit the space bar to select the Windows drive, grub entry on IDE1:
I see the SATA light activate so I know data is sent to that drive.
IDE1 grub entry
I have changed the variables for the SATA drive through all the numbers and drive settings I could think of and the farthest I get is grub starting to load with this on the screen:
Again I have tried (hd1/2/3,0/1/2/3) on the rootnoverify. I have changed the chainloader +1 to +0, +2 and every time I have the same results. I tried copying the grub.conf settings from my laptop since I dual boot Windows and SuSe10.2 on it, though they are on the same drive. No help there.
Thanks for your help