Making LFS bootable from hdc

Dan McGhee farmerdan at
Wed Apr 6 03:19:00 PDT 2005

Joel Miller wrote:

> Dan McGhee wrote:
> <snip>
>> You've indicated that your LFS partition is /dev/hdc1 and your root 
>> command is (hd1,0). This translates, I believe, to /dev/hdb1. At any 
>> rate to you have an appropriate entry for LFS in /boot/grub/menu.lst 
>> in the Suse9.1 partition?
> IIRC, that's not true. I think Grub uses a syntax of the first 
> harddrive it finds is hd0. The second harddrive it finds is hd1, etc. 
> Thusly, if the OP does not have a hard drive as the slave on the first 
> ide chain, then the hd at /dev/hdc would be hd1.
You're right.  My mistake.  Without checking the GRUB manual, does it 
even recognize a cdrom as a drive?


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