Comment 40 for bug 8497

Dwayne Nelson (edn2) wrote :

I am wondering if my bug #107249 is also being caused by this. In my case, kernel updates have sometimes failed and have resulted in the system presently being unbootable.

My machine, an Asus A8V, reports 4 sata drives, two on each controller. Three of these drives are being used by linux: a bootable RAID-1 (3 disks), and a RAID-5 (3 disks) for data. The fourth drive contains a bootable XP partition.

If lilo depends on a consistent ordering of the four drives, is it possible that the random reordering (as reported to linux by the bios) could have caused lilo to attempt to update a kernel on the XP drive instead of one from the linux array?