How to install Grub on second (Linux) Sata drive?

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D1Wayne
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Postby D1Wayne » Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:00 am

Found 2nd SATA
Removed both IDE (XP) and sda (Mint)
Install 2nd SATA (in CH3) no other drives
Installed edgy live-cd
do not reboot until you do this or it gets weird (ubuntu starts and Mint dies otherwise :shock: "
edited /boot/gub/menu.1st
changed sda to sdb

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title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sdb1 ro single
#------------------------from-------------------------------------------sda1
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
boot

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save then shutdown and re-install other drive (in same channels they were removed from

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Postby D1Wayne » Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:10 am

Almost forgot
repeat form recovery boot option or when you esc for the grub menu to gey into recovery mode you'll end-up on the wrong drive.

Also at least with my mobo, last install is the default boot drive, so now I have to esc on restart get my bios boot menu and select my IDE to get Bianca or XP

The 1 letter change because fstab is using uuid instead pre-uuid method

Hope this helps

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Postby D1Wayne » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:20 pm

sorry about the lame looking posts, need sleep!!!
gere is what 1st SATA drives /boot/grub/menu.1st looks like

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title      Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic
root      (hd1,0)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
quiet
savedefault
boot

title      Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic (recovery mode)
root      (hd1,0)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro single
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
boot


The SATA drive with second grub's menu.1st should reference sdb instead of sda

this is the onky chage required if you disto uses uuid in .fstab

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please clarify sda v. hd0 etc

Postby boonafonosa1 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:28 pm

In terms of SATA drive references:

Because i dont know the difference between the meaning of 'sda ...' and 'hd0 ...' am having a hard time following the discussions in this thread, and several that followed. If someone would help me make the distinction I think I would better understand what is being discussed.

Ancillary: I am attempting a dual boot winXP and MintCasandra on one SATA drive. Should the device for the boot loader installation be set to (hd0) (Step 7 of 7: last install screen, under Advanced Options)???

Also, I am really impressed with what I have seen thus far in this forum. The utter humanity !) Great work.

Edit: One hour later, up and running. Thanks to everyone who has shared.

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Postby D1Wayne » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:25 am

if single drive hd0


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