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Re: GRUB troubles with Re: Distinguishing SATA disks

On Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:40:40 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> So I switched to
> "super grub disk" that allows me to state in menu.lst:
> title           2.6.26-1-686 di install 
> findf           /wd80_0jd-60.03
> root            $(out_device)
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-1-686 root=LABEL=wd80_0jd-60.03
> noapic apm=on vga=791 edd=off ddcon-1 network quiet initrd         
> /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-1-686 boot
> Key is that "findf", that looks for a file on any disk named
> "/wd80_0jd-60.03" and uses *that* disk as root. So in your case you
> would stick a file named /ata-ST3750640AS-5QD4Z81L-part1 on the disk
> labeled by that and SGD would stick the appropriate (x,y) in
> "out_device" and away you'd go.
> Give that a try.
> Hugo

well, supergrubdisk worked;  I'm now booting (via floppy) a system from 
my SATA drives.

And now that it boots, I can upgrade the copy of the system on the new 
drives to lenny.

For those reading this note, please note that the supergrubdisk website 
seems to be moving to supergrubdisk.org.  Sometines I found wili pages at 

http://stmaarten.globat.com/~supergrubdisk.org/index.php; other times at 
the new site.  Both aappeared to up intermittently.

-- hendrik

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