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I added an extra IDE controller card so I could get a 5th drive. It's a
Silicon Image chipset (CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SIIMAGE). When I boot into the kernel
with the module included the kernel sees the IDE channels on the new card as
the first ones and the existing IDE channels on my motherboard as the
additional ones. So to the new kernel it sees:
/dev/hda (newly added drive)
/dev/hdb (no drive)
/dev/hdc (no drive)
/dev/hdd (no drive)
/dev/hde (my old /dev/hda)
/dev/hdf (my old /dev/hdb)
/dev/hdg (my old /dev/hdc)
/dev/hdh (my old /dev/hdd)
The kernel tries to boot off the first drive on the new controller card
instead of my boot drive, which is odd because the kernel that is running is
read off of my old /dev/hda which the new kernel sees as /dev/hde. So the
BIOS and Grub see them in the correct order. Hope that makes sense. Perhaps
I could fix the problem by moving all of my drives to the new IDE card, not
sure and that's not my preferred solution. My kernel is vanilla 220.127.116.11.
Thanks for any help.
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