[CentOS] Grub, pata, and sata

David G. Mackay mackay_d at bellsouth.net
Tue Nov 23 14:04:03 EST 2010


On Tue, 2010-11-23 at 18:12 +0000, Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Nov 2010, David G. Mackay wrote:
> 
> > To: centos at centos.org
> > From: David G. Mackay <mackay_d at bellsouth.net>
> > Subject: [CentOS] Grub, pata, and sata
> > 
> > I've just filed bug 0004634.  Grub won't install onto my pata drive now
> > that I have a sata drive installed.  This is grub 0.97 on CentOS5.5.
> > Has anyone else encountered this?  I'm guessing that I can always
> > install Fedora on hda, which should give me a working grub, but I was
> > hoping for something a little less involved.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Dave Mackay
> 
> Is the PATA drive on your Primary Master connection?
> 
> If you use Gparted live CD or Parted Magic, how do those 
> drives show up?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Keith

(parted) print
all                                                        

Model: Hitachi HDT725032VLAT80 (ide)
Disk /dev/hda: 320GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End    Size   Type     File system  Flags
 1      32.3kB  107MB  107MB  primary  ext3         boot 
 2      107MB   320GB  320GB  primary               lvm  



Model: WDC WD450AA-00BAA0 (ide)
Disk /dev/hdb: 45.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      32.3kB  107MB   107MB   primary  ext3         boot 
 2      107MB   45.0GB  44.9GB  primary               lvm  



Model: ATA SAMSUNG HD502HI (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End    Size   Type     File system  Flags
 1      32.3kB  105GB  105GB  primary  ext3         boot 
 2      105GB   500GB  395GB  primary  ext3              
 3      500GB   500GB  107MB  primary  ext3              


Error: Unable to open /dev/md0 - unrecognised disk
label.                 

Thanks,
Dave




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