Need grub help
cdl at proxima.ucsd.edu
Mon Oct 4 22:03:52 PDT 2004
> Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 11:26:02 -0700
> From: Stewart Stremler <bofh at stremler.net>
> To: kplug-list at kernel-panic.org
> Subject: Re: Need grub help
> In-Reply-To: <20041004171724.GB3125 at falleagle.net>
> begin quoting Lan Barnes as of Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 10:17:24AM -0700:
> > Thanks for the rational explanation on why this change was made. It
> > restores some of my faith in RH and the Linux community in general.
> s/rational explanation/rationale/
> Doesn't mean it was a /good/ idea. It's just a half-assed solution to
> a problem that shouldn't have ever been an issue except that poor
> hardware design drives the software design.
> > I do so hate it when M$ dumbs things down and calls it innovation.
> That's almost as bad as people copying M$ and claiming it's a good idea.
> And they're both right up there with "New! Shiny! It Must Be Better!"
> thinking too. :)
> -Stewart "SCSI disks have IDs I can read AND SET before powering up." Stremler
You have been spoiled by working with Sun/Solaris systems.
There are other OS's where SCSI disk logical ID is decoupled from
physical ID. Frequently, logical ID is assigned in order of increasing
physical ID, so what was ID=1 sd0 becomes ID=1 sd1 when an external
disk with ID=0 gets attached and preempts sd0.
Linux does this. So does NeXTstep. I don't know about Mac OS-X
because I haven't seen one with SCSI drives.
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