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Old 09-08-2009, 05:00 AM   #1
qrange
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annoying GRUB problem


every fu*king time I do aptitude update, if there is a new kernel or grub, in my menu.lst hd0,0 gets replaced with hd1,0
this is annoying as hell
I tried editing device.map but the problem is still there.
the same problem is on Debian testing and stable.

how to solve it?
 
Old 09-08-2009, 05:32 AM   #2
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every fu*king time I do aptitude update, if there is a new kernel or grub, in my menu.lst hd0,0 gets replaced with hd1,0
this is annoying as hell
I tried editing device.map but the problem is still there.
the same problem is on Debian testing and stable.

how to solve it?
I assume that you have at least two hd Hda and hdb
And that you start you're computer from hdb.
Is this correct ?
Normally hdb is hd1.
If I am correct start you're computer from hdo and that is the last time you have to change the menu.lst.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 09:36 AM   #3
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I am starting computer from hd0 (sdb). its on second SATA, but bios is set so that it boots from it first.
GRUB is installed in MBR of hd0 (sdb).

I don't want to boot from hd1 (sda).
hd1 has WindowsXP MBR on it, and it should stay like that.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 10:04 AM   #4
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Probably the simplest solution is to just swap the cables for sda & sdb. Making your Linux drive the primary drive. This should solve the GRUB issue & XP should have no problems booting either if you choose it from the BIOS.
 
  


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