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Re: [Bulk] Re: Boot configuration. Was Re: [opensuse] Internet monitoring tool
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 22:47:41 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.1003022233150.25533@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Tuesday, 2010-03-02 at 16:21 -0500, Anton Aylward wrote:

Carlos E. R. said the following on 03/02/2010 03:40 PM:

It is there, in the obvious place. Did you search?

Ah. All upper case.

As I said, did you search? I mean, did you type "grub" in the site search box? >:-)

First hit.

Lets see, I have from fdisk: reordered to make sense

Don't reorder

Re-ordering sorts it by partition order rather than /dev/name
Since grub, sorry, GRUB, works that way I thought it would make some
views easier.

No, grub does not reorder. Number five is number five regardless the order it has.

No, it is partition number 6, ie, the SECOND logical partition (#5 is the

Go back and count.

I don't need to count. Partition 6, /dev/sda6, is always the second logical partition, by definition.

There are partitons

1 /dev/sda1 1 1275 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
2 /dev/sda2 1276 2530 10080787+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
that I shrank in order to create
3 /dev/sda4 2531 2550 160650 83 Linux
4 /dev/sda3 * 2551 9729 57665317+ f W95 Ext'd

and in the extended partition the first partition is

5 /dev/sda6 2551 2557 56164+ 83 Linux (/boot)

No, sda5 is the first, always. Cylinder order is irrelevant.

Don't bother about the order the partitions are defined in the disk, the important thing is the numbers assigned to them. And the sofware will not get confused by that. Only us ;-)

And in /boot/grub/menu.lst I have

title openSUSE 11.2 - (pae)
root (hd0,5)

(hd0,5) is /dev/sda6. Correct.

Now since grub, sorry, GRUB, counts from zero, why is this "5" and not "4"?


(hd0,5) sda6
(hd0,4) sda5
(hd0,3) sda4
(hd0,2) sda3
(hd0,1) sda2
(hd0,0) sda1

That's programmesse >:-)

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
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