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Old 08-12-2003, 09:45 PM   #1
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GRUB - Device Command?

Is it possible for GRUB and the bios to get confused between drives? GRUB appears to think that my linux partitions are (hd0,2) and (hd0,3) but they are actaully on my secondary master hardrive.

To get any joy on mounting root, I have GRUB pointing to \dev\hdc3. With \dev\hda3 as root I just get Kernel Panic.

Is the Device command in grub worth a try here to clarrify (hd0,#) being \dev\hdc#?

I am confused

Old 08-18-2003, 01:18 PM   #2
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The device command only works in Grub's shell, so it won't do you any good to put it in the config file. Could you list your filesystem layout? In particular, which device paths correspond to root and /boot (if you have a separate /boot filesystem)? If /dev/hdc3 is root, you should be specifying it to grub as (hd2,3). Is that what you're doing?


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