Comment 41 for bug 8497

Mikel Ward (mikelward) wrote :

I got bitten by this again in the Gutsy RC on my new PC.

I posted my experiences here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=3518911#post3518911.

In brief:

My BIOS sees my drives as:
HDD1 - 80 GB - Windows
HDD2 - 80 GB - Linux
HDD3 - 250 GB - Media

Linux sees them as:
/dev/sda - 80 GB - Windows
/dev/sdb - 250 GB - Media
/dev/sdc - 80 GB - Linux

So it generated device.map assuming that order was correct, i.e.:
(hd0) /dev/sda
(hd1) /dev/sdb
(hd2) /dev/sdc

but it should have been:
(hd0) /dev/sda
(hd1) /dev/sdc
(hd2) /dev/sdb

I see this as a pretty big issue, because it rendered my system unbootable (both Ubuntu and my existing Windows installation).