SATA boot whish for FC3
Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Thu Jul 22 13:01:06 UTC 2004
On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 07:46 -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> Ah, you have an IDE disk already in there. Anaconda has no way of knowing
> that you wish to boot from your SATA (it appears to anaconda as SCSI) disk
> over your IDE disk. Anaconda does the save thing and installs to the
> first harddrive it sees. Thats why when the Grub screen comes up you can
> adjust it. Don't confuse the GRUB install location (/dev/hda or /dev/sda)
> with the /boot location. GRUB installs to the master boot record of a
> DISK not to a PARTITION. /boot is a PARTITION.
GRUB can be installed as the boot record on a partition, usually /boot.
Another MBR bootloader, such as one from Redmond, can then be convinced
to boot GRUB by setting the /boot partition as active, often within
restrictions such as being a primary partition within the first 1024
cylinders. This can be useful when certain non-open-source operating
systems silently overwrite the MBR, but do provide capabilities to
change the active partition.
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