• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category Live Mode
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All
  • Severity High
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 1.x Gem+ (beta's)
  • Due in Version 2.0
  • Due Date Undecided
  • Votes
  • Private
Attached to Project: Elive
Opened by Thanatermesis - 2009-07-10
Last edited by Thanatermesis - 2010-03-02

FS#433 - Grub wrong hard disk id

Installing in /dev/hdb1 for example, grub generates a configuration using (hd0,0), where it should be (hd1,0)

The questions is...

  • with which disk you boot the computer ? hda or hdb ?
  • where you have selected to install grub ? (if the installer has asked you this)

I think that the selector of grub needs to be rewrited... in case that is not hda or sda, ask allways to the user about which/where to install grub, a better look needs to be made on this side

please comment this ticket, i need your info for fix it :P

Closed by  Thanatermesis
02.03.2010 03:51
Reason for closing:  Old bug
Justin Raug Veggerby commented on 10.08.2009 22:50

When you - like me - like to have more than just one partition to do everything, then the installer is pretty unintelligent regarding which partition to set BOOT flag on.

I ran into problems when updating from 1.9.37 to .39 where the installer had chosen to install grub on (hd0,4) which was totally wrong partition - where my /boot partition is (hd0,0)

I have these partitions:

Justin Raug Veggerby commented on 10.08.2009 22:54

I should probably elaborate on that.

When installing (both 1.9.37 and the .36-compiz) the installer set BOOT flag on my / partition opposed to the /boot partition.

If you in the hd setup part of the installer (after the partition tool) - then it asks for the different mount points, if the user selects to make a /boot mount point then the installer should remember this choice and make that partition BOOT and setup grub on that.

Thanatermesis commented on 19.01.2010 14:36

Justin: Can you verify me that a recent version of Elive has the problem that you are talking about ? If yes, then i need some info:
* A pastebin of your grub menu.lst before to install and one after to install
* the structure of your partitions (so, fdisk -l)
* the fstab file of the installed system before and after to install

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