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Re: Bug report

Les Mikesell wrote:
Karl Larsen wrote:

    I said that a bug report would be sent regarding the new F7 moving
partition designators. This is it:


I hope the bug killers are cleverer than me,
as I don't understand your bug:
Description of problem:Partition designators change with changes in hard drive use. I have 2 hard drives. When hd1 is booted the Linux is /dev/sda. When hd2 is selected the Linux is /dev/sda.

1. What do you mean by "hd1 is booted", "hd2 is selected"?
How exactly do you select hd2?

2. What do you mean by "the Linux"?

As you say I am a lot more involved than you are. You don't even know it happens I guess.

Nobody knows how it happens because you didn't fill in the steps to reproduce. Does it take a bios setting change to make this happen, or will it happen if you keep all your /boot partitions on the same primary drive with grub in the mbr (setting the kernel root to another drive), or are you chainloading a 2nd grub install on the other drive?

I'd expect the first method to keep things consistent other than when the device name conventions change among kernel versions.

I put the root and setup on the same thing, (hd5,3) which is disk 2. Disk 1 has root at (hd0,4) and setup at (hd0) and in the grub.conf it has a chainloader to disk 2.

This all works fine. But when disk 1 is booted it is at /dev/sdax. When disk 2 is booted IT is /dev/sdax.

That is the problem.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
	#450462   http://counter.li.org.

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