[CentOS] Grub, pata, and sata

Tue Nov 23 18:12:35 UTC 2010
Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>

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?