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On 08/31/2010 04:03 AM, Mike Chambers wrote:
<pre wrap="">On Mon, 2010-08-30 at 22:52 -0500, Gerry Tool wrote:
<pre wrap="">I have been trying to install F14 alpha. When I do, the hard drives
are 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
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.
Dunno if this will help, but during install when it gets to the grub
selection part, make sure it is the same hdd order as your bios has it
listed and you can change it there too.
<font face="URW Gothic L">Thanks cornel and Mike for your answers.
I finally succeeded in an install that boots by making sure the
install partition was really the one I wanted, and then making
sure the drives were in the correct bios order. I hope I will
remember that in the future.<br>