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Re: [opensuse] Confused by hard drive naming/position /dev/sda vs hd0 etc,
  • From: C <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 14:11:21 +0100
  • Message-id: <e29967881003130511m64dddb4uf2177cb020f4dbae@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 14:01, Carlos E. R. <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You nailed it.  I set the controller to use AHCI (and set SATA Port4/5
to SATA instead of the default IDE), reset the drive order so that my
boot drive was first... and rebooted.  Each installed Linux
distribution now sees the drives in the same order, assigns the same
/dev node (not that critical I know, but nice to see) etc.  Gentoo no
longer sees two of the drives as IDE... it's all SATA now, and
identical across all installs.  That's the result I was aiming for.

Lucky you :-)

:-) Ha... well... I spent a little time and effort picking the
motherboard, and so far it's done me well... Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3.
It has loads of USB ports, SATA ports etc. It's not a good board
though if you've got a newer nVidia card and still want to use the IDE
ports.. the IDE socket is in a terrible spot.. right under where the
vid card extends across the board. You can't plug in the IDE ribbon
cable and the vid card at the same time.. the IDE connector is too
high and you can't seat the vid card. not a prob for me though since
I don't have any IDE drives.. all SATA including the DVD burner.

The problem is updates and upgrades. Each install will modify what it thinks
is the correct grub, which is not... so you have to remember to adapt the
correct one each time.

Yup. That's partly why I want to use the openSUSE Grub. It's my
preferred OS by a long shot anyway... and I'd just have to copy the
newlines if any into the boot grub... I actually prefer to set up a
link to the kernel (if I can) and then point Grub at the link.. eg
/boot/vmlinuz where vmlinuz points at the real kernel... and
/boot/initrd etc... then Grub doesn't need an update... that's what
openSUSE does... makes life a LOT easier.. just update the link and
life is good.

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