Re: PC bios confused in which harddrive to boot fedora OS: Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media!

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Excalibur Xcalibur wrote:
Hi All,
This is a rather unusual situation. I have a server running fedora linux OS with a 650 Gb Seagate Barracuda Harddrive. Now I wanted to mirror the server with an identical harddrive. When I plugged my new harddrive in, I got the message:

"Reboot and select proper *boot* device or *insert boot media"

*It seems that because it's an identical harddrive (with not OS though), the PC doesn't *see* which one is the correct boot harddrive. Weird! If a plug a different harddisk than the one with the linux OS, they system boots up. Any clues on how to fix this problem? *

Peter "Excalibur"
I rather think the operator is confused. First you need to look at what your bios did to the original HD. Your results make me think your old HD became another HD in the chain so it looks like /dev/sdb now when it was /dev/sda when alone in the computer.

Look at what you bios has done. If these are both IDE drives make sure they are not on the same cable.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User

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