[Novalug] Kickstart Disk Assignment -- It Gets Worse
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Fri Oct 1 20:53:54 EDT 2010
Copying Paul since he's been known to associate with Fedora.
It gets even worse! Now, when I boot the system I installed on the USB
drive it comes up as sdb.
And this is true no matter whether I have --driveorder=sda,sdb or
On 9/30/2010 9:47 PM, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
> On 9/30/2010 8:29 PM, Peter Larsen wrote:
>> On Thu, 2010-09-30 at 18:39 -0400, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>>> My machine has one internal SATA drive, and I am connecting a USB drive
>>> (Western Digital passport) to it.
>>> Under CentOS 5.5, it calls the internal SATA sda and the external USB sdb
>>> Under Fedora 13, it calls the internal SATA sdb and the external USB sda
>> The same box or two different boxes?
> Same box.
>>> Of course, I want to build the USB drive to actually come up as sda; I
>>> will select that drive from the Boot Menu.
>> Since it's two different distros they may very well have different udev
>> rules to apply.
> Yes, but they are both "Red Hat". So what changed and why? I did
> speculate a bit on why...maybe someone knows for sure.
>> There is an option on the "part" parameter called
>> "onbiosdisk". You may want to use that to bypass what the udev thinks
>> about the device sequencing?
> Onbiosdisk is mentioned in the docs, but never specified. What are they
> and how would I find out what values to use?
> And no, I didn't change the BIOS settings in between installs! FWIW, I
> used the grub on the SATA drive to boot the anaconda, and it didn't seem
> to matter which drive I booted from. Here are two grub stanzas I used
> for that:
> title Fedora 13 Install from SATA disk
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /Fedora/13/i386/isolinux/vmlinuz askmethod
> initrd /Fedora/13/i386/isolinux/initrd.img
> title Fedora 13 Install from USB disk
> root (hd1,0)
> kernel /fc13/isolinux/vmlinuz askmethod
> initrd /fc13/isolinux/initrd.img
> Note that the pathnames are different so I know exactly which disk
> anaconda is coming from.
> At the same level with the isolinux directory is the DVD.iso file and
> the images directory.
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