On Sunday 16 July 2006 06:06, Tim wrote: > On Sun, 2006-07-16 at 02:47 +0200, nigel henry wrote: > > There's some weird stuff going on here, as (hd2) hdc, is the cdwriter, > > and when I ran grub> setup (hd2) the writers light was flickering > > quite a bit, but as you can see from the output above, the bootloader > > installed ok. > > I've only ever seen GRUB count hard drives, it skips other devices. So, > if I had a system set up like with multiple devices, it'd be like this: > > Linux device Type of device GRUB device > -------------+----------------+-------------- > /dev/hda | hard drive | hd0 > /dev/hdb | CD-ROM | (ignored) > /dev/hdc | IDE LS-120 | fd0 > /dev/hdd | hard drive | hd1 > > I do wish they'd get around to letting it boot from CDs. That'd make > new installs easier for BIOSs that can't boot from a CD, or other things > where you forbid booting from them for security reasons, but allow a > password prompted non-harddrive boot through GRUB. Hi Tim. My confusion was in not realising that Grub counted the harddrives sequentially, ignoring how they were identified in /dev. This wasn't helped by the fact that /dev/hda, and /dev/hdb, the first 2 harddrives, were listed by Grub as (hd0), and (hd1), which at the time seemed to confirm that Grub followed the listings in /dev. Logically then /dev/hde is (hd4) right? No. Very wrong, and resulted in the long running argument with Grub, with it constantly saying "no such disc" when I tried install Grub in (hd4). Anyway I've learnt a bit more about Grub along the way. One thing is not to argue with it. You can't win. Thanks for the reply. Nigel. btw. Did you see the post I sent back with regard to your question. "How do you know which cards are capable of multiple audio streams before you buy them?" > > -- > (Currently running FC4, occasionally trying FC5.) > > Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. > I read messages from the public lists.