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Re: bootstrap: panic: ... invalid IO size

On Sat, Oct 14, 2000 at 04:11:15PM -0500, Neal H Walfield wrote:
> > According to the documentation, the first hard drive, no matter what
> > else is in the system, is named hd0.  The third partition (slice) on
> > this device would be hd0s3.
> > 
> > According to GRUB, there is no hd0s3.  It does find hd1s3 to have the
> > correct signatures, partition type and fs type.  I suspect that the
> > BIOS may be lying about the devices so that it can boot the SCSI
> > disk.  
> Not lying, grub maps the bios drives to hdn in the order the bios
> tells it to.

Whatever you call it.  There's one IDE drive in the machine and GRUB
sees it as hd2.

> > > > Is this a message printed when I refer to a non-existent device?  
> > > 
> > > Looks like a good guess.
> > 
> > Yet, I don't believe that that is what it means since I get a
> > different error when I use a verifiably non-existent device spec such
> > as sd5 or hd5. 
> Can I take a guess that the hdd is a slave?  If so, try making it the
> master and see what happens, then, check the bug-hurd archive from about
> a month ago.

Nope.  It's already master.

> -Neal
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> Neal H Walfield
> University of Massachusetts at Lowell
> neal@walfield.org or neal@cs.uml.edu
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