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Re: [opensuse] Bootloader Problems Still
  • From: Alexander Osthof <aosthof@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:22:12 +0100
  • Message-id: <200701291122.18931.aosthof@xxxxxxx>
Am Sonntag, 28. Januar 2007 20:48 schrieb charles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
> I am still having problems with this for some reason(s). I actually
> installed Mandriva this morning, got the bootloader to install and was able
> to boot to it without having to use the DVD disc. I did have a little
> trouble, but it was simple to fix because the problem was obvious. It was
> pointing to a non-existant swap partition. I changed what people had
> suggested yesterday in the menu.ist file and even edited the grub.conf
> file, but no matter what I did, the error still came up and although I
> changed the device from sda,7 to something else, it would put it back.
>
> The only reference to anything about hd0,0 is on the line for booting into
> windows. it says: "rootnoverify (hd0,0)" and the entry below it says:
> "chainloader (hd0,0)+1"
>
> I'm at a loss here. I thought I understood what M Harris was telling me
> yesterday but I'm not sure anymore. :-(
>
> the drive itself is sda0
>
> It has a primary partition (sda1), then a extended partition with two
> logical partitions (NTFS) then the swap partition, the root partition and
> the home partition.
>
> The extended partition is sda2 which I understand is always the case with
> an extended partition. So the first (logical) partition would be sda5, the
> second logical partition would be sda6, the swap partition is sda7, the
> root partition is sda8 and the home partition is sda9. This is how Mandriva
> saw it as well. Now counting the partitions is what I think is confusing
> me. As far as the HD0,0) is concerned. Would it be like the following? sda1
> = hd0,1 or 0? How about the extended partition? would sda2 become hd0,1 or
> 2? and so forth?

/dev/sda1 would become (hd0,0), /dev/sda2 would become (hd0,1) and so forth.
/dev/sdb3 would then become (hd1,2) for instance.

The last letter in sd{a,b,c,...} respectively is represented by hd{0,1,2,..}.
Analogical the partition number sda{1,2,3,...} corresponds to hd0,{0,1,2,..}.

> well, it's almost noon and I'm getting breakfast ready! :-O Hopefully
> someone can make sense of this. Many Thanks!

--
Alex
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