Comment 88 for bug 8497

John Gelm (jgelm) wrote :

I am experiencing randomizing. I am using U8.04 64bit and all updates had been applied.

Yesterday, 2008-09-19, my devices were:
root@voyager:/boot/grub# fdisk -l|grep Disk
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes <---------IDE0 100% Windows
Disk identifier: 0xc8e067c5
Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes <---------SATA0 U8.04
Disk identifier: 0x94759475
Disk /dev/sdc: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes <---------SATA1 U7.04
Disk identifier: 0x00027610

...and today, 2008-09-20, after a cold boot my devices are:
root@voyager:/boot/grub# fdisk -l|grep Disk
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes <---------SATA0 U8.04 BIOS , was sdb
Disk identifier: 0x94759475
Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes <---------SATA1 U7.04 , was sdc
Disk identifier: 0x00027610
Disk /dev/sdc: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes <---------IDE0 100% Windows, was sda
Disk identifier: 0xc8e067c5
root@voyager:/boot/grub#

My BIOS boot drive is SATA0=U8.04.

Yesterday I set up:
root@voyager:/boot/grub# cat device.map
#@# per fdisk -l and hardware: ide0=sda Windows, sata0=sdb U8.04, sata1=sdc U7.04
#@# the boot/root drive in menu.list is hd0=sata0=sdb U8.04
(hd2) /dev/sda <- today sdc
(hd0) /dev/sdb <- today sda
(hd1) /dev/sdc <- today sdb
root@voyager:/boot/grub#

... and today it is all wrong!

As a test, I ran update-grub and all hd0 were changed to hd2; my Windows disk!

Could you please advise me on what I am doing wrong?

Respectfully;
John Gelm