Comment 7 for bug 11284

Tom Bruno (crweb) wrote :

We need to have in the installer a way to say Which drive's MBR to install too. I have serial ata drives set as my default to boot, but grub installs the ide drives by default in the ubuntu installer.

A simple fix, prompt the user at install for which drive's MBR to install to. Lots of motherboard support manual ordering of harddrive boot preference. When set to a SATA or SCSI drive, grub sees the IDE drives at the "first" drive and installs the the MBR of hda, even though hda is just a storage or swap drive, and isn't even used in booting because it's not selected as boot device in bios.