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SubjectRe: Linux SATA S.M.A.R.T. and SLEEP?
On Thursday 29 September 2005 19:19, jmerkey wrote:
> Grant Coady wrote:
> >On Thu, 29 Sep 2005 11:53:21 -0600, jmerkey <> wrote:
> >>Someone needs to fix SATA drive ordering in the kernel so it matches
> >>GRUBs ordering, or perhaps GRUB needs fixing. I have run into
> >
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >User-space issue? Four of the last five drives I buy are SATA, I
> >don't see this problem 'cos I use lilo :o)
> >
> >Cheers
> Seems to show up on FC2/3/4 installs on Piix motherboards. The drive
> parameters reported for /dev/sda, /dev/sdb are inverted based on the
> BIOS ordering of the SATA devices. It's more a BIOS issues I think. I
> have noted that IDE doesn't change the ordering, but the current Linux
> drivers do.

It's a BIOS issue. I had problems on my MSI nForce3 mainboard because when you
select the "bootable SATA harddrive", it swaps round the ports so that the
one you selected is hd0, and the others follow. I couldn't fix it, so in the
end I just installed grub on both HDs separately, then use the BIOS toggle to
switch between them.


'No sense being pessimistic, it probably wouldn't work anyway.'
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