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FC5 Introduces Gremlins in my Hardware



I have a system built on an IWILL motherboard with a P4 2.5 processor.
It has a second ATA133 IDE channel in addition to the ATA100 IDE
primary.  I've been running FEDORA on a Maxtor 120G ATA133 drive.  This
drive shows up as hde following the two hard drives and the cdrom drives
on the IDE primary.  GRUB sees it as hd2.  The drive had the following
partition setup with three primary partitions and a block of logical
partitions:

Fat
Ntfs
Fedora boot
Logical
-------
Fedora 
Ntfs
Ntfs

FC5T3 did not like that the boot drive followed the ntfs partition and
the setup of the LVM partition in the first logical partition put it in
the middle of the existing partition with free space on either side.
With the boot partition remapped as partition 2 FC5T3 installed.  It
split the fedora partition for a swap as well as mapping in the swap
partitions on hda and hdb.  Followed the updates on RAWHIDE to the final
at the end of last week.

Then, GRUB can't find the boot partition or any other partition beyond
the first FAT.

The rescue disk finds the installation.  Copied the kernel files to the
SLACKWARE boot partition on hda3, edited the GRUB configuration files to
reflect the change and the system boots.  Examining the system from the
gui shows everything to be in its place, but fdisk displays the drive in
raw chs format instead of LBA.

CYLINDERS 232581 HEADS 16 SECTORS 63

FDISK complains about the partition boundaries not matching the
cylinders.

>From SLACKWARE fdisk has no problems with the partition boundaries and
shows the original LBA format with

CYLINDERS 14593 HEADS 255 SECTORS 63

Updated to rawhide 0322 and kernel 2074.  Symptoms remain the same.

Robert McBroom


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