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Re: [Bug-grub] disk-naming, Was: Can't boot my Windows XP partition

From: Thierry Laronde
Subject: Re: [Bug-grub] disk-naming, Was: Can't boot my Windows XP partition
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 20:38:34 +0200
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On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 03:55:39AM +0900, umidori kamome wrote:
> Now, the reason I had written that mail, was I allready had
> asked a question about cdrom-naming before, the answers to
> which I didn't quite understand.
> If I have one harddisk (hda) and one cdrom (hdc), will the
> cdrom then be (hd2) -as I would expect it to- or is it
> (hd1) - because there is no hdb in between?
> Or can't I adress a cdrom in that way - how else?

Generaly speaking, the CDROM won't appear for GRUB. The only case where
the CROM (partially) appears is when booting from the CROM (El Torito
stuff). The image on the CD appears as (fd0) (if it is a floppy
emulation), or (hd0) (if it is a hard disk emulation). These are fake
CHS devices, and you won't have an immediate access to the whole device
(which is useless as long as we do not support Iso9660 filesystem).

It might be, with some BIOSes --- but this is definitively NOT mandatory
--- that when having a booting sequence beginning with the CDROM AND an
El Torito CDROM is in the drive AND you decide to boot normally, that
the BIOS presents the emulation as (fd1) or as the last drive (hd1 if
there is only one disk).

But, in general, if you don't boot from the CDROM, this device doesn't

Thierry Laronde (Alceste) <address@hidden>
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