[ILUG] libata issue.
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Fri Feb 22 11:14:48 GMT 2008
The new version of OpenSuSE comes with an updated version of Libata that
refers to IDE and SATA drives in an untraditional method compared to
Example: IDE drives are now seen as SDx instead of HDx.
Also, previous versions of OpenSuSE and other distributions such as Ubuntu
7.10 and Mandriva 2008.1 see HDA (I.E, the IDE disk) on this machine as
the first drive however OpenSuSE sees the first drive as SDA1. (I.E the
first SATA disk). The computer is configured to boot Sata 1 first.
1. Why do other distributions see HDA as the first bootable drive?
2. Is this libata change one focused only on the OpenSuSE distribution?
Or, will later versions of other distributions reflect this change also?
I'm trying to install OpenSuSE, Ubuntu and Mandriva onto a test PC here.
The configuration is 2 150GB SATA disks and 1 20GB IDE disk. OpenSuSE
installs flawlessly however getting the boot loader working correctly on
the two other machines is taking a bit more work. Before, I installed
OpenSuSE then added Ubuntu to the grub menu manually however I'm only
working with Ubuntu at the moment and it just doesn't seem to be
configured correctly. It almost looks like it's stuck in an infinit loop.
The word Grub is continually printed.
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