grub is a boot loader which means that it is running in processor's real mode before the linux kernel and it's device drivers assign the /dev/* entries to the hardware devices. grub's naming therefore corresponds to the interrupt calls provided by the systems BIOS but unfortunately there is no reliable way to detect the device order at boot time once the system has started nor the device names assigned by linux at boot time. Even worse they may both change depending on the boot device priority settings in BIOS and the order in which device drivers are loaded in linux. So everything boils down to black magic which works surprisingly good. Tom -- T h o m a s Z e h e t b a u e r ( TZ251 ) PGP encrypted mail preferred - KeyID 96FFCB89 finger thomasz hostmaster org for key The three Rs of Microsoft support: Retry, Reboot, Reinstall.
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