Grub can't find my hard drive

Joel Miller cheeziologist at
Sat Jun 4 14:24:00 PDT 2005

Joel Miller wrote:
> <snip>
> That's because fdisk needs an argument of the block device to perform 
> operations on. Let me try to illustrate what I'm saying:
> Reboot your system and when the grub selection screen comes up enter the 
> console (I can't remember right now if you press the 'c' or 'e' key to 
> do that). You are now in the grub console and the only thing that has 
> been loaded is the grub from the master boot record. Control has not 
> been handed off yet to an operating system, let alone having virtual 
> filesystems mounted. You can now make tab completions in the console 
> without any operating system loaded and any partitions mounted. 
> Obviously /dev does not play a role in this.

Sorry to reply to myself, but as a corralery to this line of thinking, 
it would seem that grub might depend on the BIOS reporting of drives 
rather than anything to do with the device nodes.

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