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In previous versions of RedHat .. the installation allows you to either install GRUB on the MBR or on the first sector of the root partition. With Fedora ... the only option is on the MBR of /dev/hda. It does not allow installation on the first sector of the root partition ... nor on the MBR of /dev/hdb Any ideas why ?...

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    Default Fedora GRUB installation

    In previous versions of RedHat .. the installation allows you to either
    install GRUB on the MBR or on the first sector of the root partition.

    With Fedora ... the only option is on the MBR of /dev/hda. It does not
    allow installation on the first sector of the root partition ... nor on
    the MBR of /dev/hdb

    Any ideas why ?

    noone Guest

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    noone wrote:
     

    How would the computer know to look on the MBR of hdb?

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    Timothy Murphy wrote: 
    >
    >
    > How would the computer know to look on the MBR of hdb?
    >[/ref]

    At least the BIOS I am using allow me to boot from hdb ( HDD-0, HDD-1,
    HDD-2, HDD-3 ... in the BIOS option ).

    What about the first sector of the root partition

    noone Guest

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    noone wrote:
     [/ref][/ref]

    Are you sure?
    I thought I had seen the option in the advanced
    bootloader options setup.

    (Not sure though)

    A workaround could be to install the bootloader to floppy,
    and edit the bootloader configuration manually afterwards.

    Eric
    Eric Guest

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    noone wrote:
     [/ref][/ref]
     [/ref]
     

    I'm not entirely clear what this means.
    Do you mean you can set the bios to look at the slave disk first,
    or do you mean that it will look at all disks, one at a time,
    until it finds a valid boot-loader?
     

    You would at least need to make this partition active (eg with fdisk).

    Incidentally, I assume you know there is a standard way of getting grub
    to boot from the second disk, as here:
    ========================================
    title Windows 2000
    map (hd0,0) (hd1,0)
    map (hd1,0) (hd0,0)
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    chainloader +1
    ========================================
    But I don't think that is relevant to your question.


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    Timothy Guest

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    Timothy Murphy wrote: [/ref]
    >
    > [/ref]
    >

    >
    >
    > I'm not entirely clear what this means.
    > Do you mean you can set the bios to look at the slave disk first,
    > or do you mean that it will look at all disks, one at a time,
    > until it finds a valid boot-loader?[/ref]

    OK .. .to be honest, I have not tried it myself ( e.g.: not tried
    booting from the slave drive on the primary channel )

    See pages 76 and 77:

    http://www.giga-byte.com/Motherboard/Support/Manual/Manual_GA-7DX+.htm

    One of the boot options can be HDD-0, HDD-1, HDD-2, HDD-3 .. which I
    presume to be primary-master, primary-slave, secondary-master,
    secondary-slave.

    noone Guest

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