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Re: long standing aggravation



On 10/21/2009 05:50 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:24:52 -0400
Gene Czarcinski wrote:

Can someone explain how anaconda figures out boot/disk order and is there some
guarantee that the algorithm will not change between Fedora releases?

I can't answer any of your other questions, but because I have watched
it over many releases, I can guarantee that the disk order is
randomly changed in just about every release :-(.


So far with all of the incarnations of F12, and fresh installs of F10, F11, Centos and Omega, anaconda has ordered the disks on my test system per the bios ordering even tho they are not in order by letter. I.e, 4 SATA disks (A..D) and 2 IDE (F, G). In the bios I have them ordered F, G, A to D and this is the ordering anaconda has maintained. Anaconda initally wanted to put /boot on sdf and I let it since it was the first bios disk. Each test install of a different distro or version of Fedora gets its own boot sector and I just tell the boot loader dialogue to install in the first sector of the /boot partition.


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