Allegedly, on or about 01 October 2014, CLOSE Dave sent:
When I have two disks (I've haven't had more thus far), the
works perfectly. Except... When the machine reboots, it tries to boot
from the second disk, sdb, not from sda where the boot loader is. Of
course, that doesn't work and the machine hangs.
My cure for this at this time is manual. I use the BIOS to disable the
second disk, boot (which starts but fails), then use the BIOS to
re-enable the second disk and everything works as it should. But why
does the box think it should boot from the second disk?
I had a similar problem when I installed, a while back. When I booted
from a DVD, the installing system regarded the DVD as sda and the HDD as
sdb. Under a normal boot, it's the other way around. The installed
system wouldn't boot. However, playing with the boot menus, I found the
"recovery" (or other similarly named) option, would boot - it had
entries to boot the drive using the UUID of the drive partition, and
didn't care where it was mounted. The normal boot was trying to
use /dev/sdb instead of the UUID. So, I edited the grub settings for
normal booting to use the UUID, and things worked. I could have,
alternatively, changed sdb to sda.
[tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 3.9.10-100.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Sun Jul 14 01:31:27 UTC 2013 x86_64
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a set of instructions for supposedly democratic governments.
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