Here is my problem: after appending SATA drive to my IDE-based system I was unable to load Mint. It just drops to ash after booting logo, saying no sda6 part (which is Mint system one) were found. I've loaded from boot CD and saw, that for some nasty reason now SATA drive is sda, while main body is sdb. That's a little odd, because in bios ide on bus 0, while sata on bus 2.
So, could you help me solve this problem? Perhaps there is a way to make kernel detect IDE before SATA?