Some progress :-) was.. Re: [plug] grub query in mixed sata / pata setup

Denis Brown dsbrown at
Fri Aug 3 12:54:43 WST 2007

Making some more progress :-)

It seems that as long as I avoid using the first sata channel connector I 
can boot Ubuntu.   Ergo the first sata connector must have some innate 
magic associated with it that interferes with the boot process from another 
(in this case pata) drive.

Oddly enough a 'df' reports my root partition on /dev/sdd1 which is a bit 
odd in some respects but is obviously okay by Ubunu and that's the main thing.

At 10:22 AM 3/08/2007, you wrote:
>Many thanks to those who replied on this.   The collective replies made me 
>wonder what would happen if I reduced the system to a "plain vanilla" one, 
>temporarily removing the three stata drives from the equation.
>The result is that I now have Ubuntu 7.0.4 installed and booting from hard 
>disk which reported SCSI9(0,1,0) by gparted.


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