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Thu, 29 Nov 2007 12:20:11 -0500
Thunderbird 220.127.116.11 (X11/20071115)
The card is a PCI card which I had to use to access a new hdd. The
system bios would not access the drive. Yes, I can boot off of it. I
have 2 hds attached to it. After I get the OS up, both drives are
available. This was not the case when I first installed the card. I
opened a trouble ticket with Fedora as Fedora would not recognize the
slave drive - only the master. The card has an ITE IT8212 controller
chip. I don't understand your questions about bios disk number or the
play nice with the BIOS boot spec. How do I find the answers to these
The Fedora Bugzilla bug number is 344231 in case you would like to read
about my original problem.
Thank you for the quick response.
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:38:08 -0600
From: "Andrei E. Warkentin" <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: Guidance
To: The development of GRUB 2 <address@hidden>
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My understanding, as a user of GRUB, was that GRUB relied on the
system BIOS to perform any disk I/O, thunk to RM to invoke INT 0x13
for all disk accesses.
Is the disk controller visible for the system BIOS? Can you boot off
of it? Is there a bios disk number assigned to it? Does it play nice
with the BIOS Boot Specification or does hook INT 19?
28.11.2007, × 11:25, Vince Radice ÐÉÓÁÌ(Á):
I am having a problem with GRUB 1 and 2. It seems that neither
version correctly works with my IDE controller. I have 2 hdds but
grub (both versions) only recognize the first. From what I can
determine, I am unique in having this problem and the only way to
get it fixed is to do it myself. So, here is my request - can
someone point me to the module that would determine the type of IDE
controller installed where I would have to insert some code to have
the controller report the correct number of hdds attached? I have
downloaded the source code for grub2.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
- Guidance, Vince Radice, 2007/11/28
Vince Radice <=