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Old 05-13-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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How to configure the master and slave on 5 Sata disks?


Hello,

How to configure the master and slave on 5 Sata disks?
Is there that or it is automatic.

I install Debian, ok, master boot ok, on the first sata.
And at reboot, just after install, the boot hangs and no grub appears.

Any ideas?

I tried with only a single Sata disk plugged into the pc, and still similar no boot
 
Old 05-13-2010, 05:22 PM   #2
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Did you install grub to the mbr? If so, it sounds like grub got installed to one of the other 4 drives, not the correct one (the one with the debian install). Try reinstalling grub with only the drive you want plugged in.

EDIT: AFAIK SATA doesn't rely on master/slave jumper settings or cable positions, master/slave drives (more accurately drive order) are defined in the BIOS.

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Old 05-13-2010, 05:51 PM   #3
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Try reinstalling grub with only the drive you want plugged in.
Wouldn't changing the order of drives in BIOS be enough?
 
Old 05-13-2010, 06:09 PM   #4
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Should be, but since the OP was unplugging drives already, thought it couldn't hurt.
 
  


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