2010/8/31 Gerry Tool <gerry(a)thetoolshed.us>
I have been trying to install F14 alpha. When I do, the hard drives
not identified as they have been in the past. I have two hard drives, one
with 233GB and one with 149GB. l have a number of partitions on each drive
with operating systems on them. The 233GB has always been identified as hd0
in the past. F14 alpha insists it is hd1 with the 149GB being hd0. The dev
ids are also messed up. the 233GB has always been sda. Now, F14 evidently
starts the sd numbers with one of the USB devices. I have a multi-card
reader hard-wired inside the box, and it is apparently labelling its
channels as sda - sdd. I have two external USB drives, which until I
unplugged them were being identified as sde, sdf, moving the first (formerly
second) harddrive up to sdg and the old sda to sdh.
If I let the installation proceed, it seems to succeed, but I can not find
a way to get the F14 alpha system to boot using my long-standing boot loader
setup controlled by my current F13 partition. I have tried
title Fedora 14 alpha
using a variety of (hdx,y) attempts, and have also tried several variations
of the grub.conf file in the new F14 alpha configuration.
How can I tame this mess?
here's what they told me (repeatedly):
As mentioned in other bug reports, this isn't really a bug. There's no way for
the drive order to be consistently detected.
Among the maxims on Lord Naoshige's wall, there was this one: "Matters of
great concern should be treated lightly." Master Ittei commented, "Matters
of small concern should be treated seriously."
(Ghost Dog : The Way of The Samurai)