Comment 20 for bug 496435

The problem is that Grub doesn't identify SATA drives in the same order as the
BIOS. It is really easy to see if you have 3 SATA drives and each have
different sizes.

I have argued and argued and argued and argued, but I keep hitting a stone
wall. FreeDOS and Windows both manage to identify hardware in the same order
as the BIOS, they even honor BIOS overrides which change drive ordering, but
Grub....not so much.

On Sunday, September 12, 2010 09:57:49 am you wrote:
> Same here, it hit me when upgrading from Kubuntu 10.04 to 10.10beta, on
> an amd64 system with multiple sata drives. I had to boot from the live
> image and chroot.
>
> Shouldn't that part of a grub/system upgrade ask for user input, since
> this is SO critical? This is a killer for non-experts!

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