After writing the long post, Secrets of BIOS, Grub, and Triple Boot Servers, I still had some notes left over.
Here’s some more detailed info on the many different ways that hard drives are identified in my server using: Phoenix BIOS, ASUS BIOS 1006, Sept 1, 2008. There are at least 9 different properties or ways to identify them.
|Disk Drive Model Name||WD10||Hitachi||WD400|
|BIOS Boot Order||2||3||1|
|Operating System||Windows 7||Redhat 5.5||Redhat 6.4|
Make sense? Quick, how many can you recall?
Note: Redhat 6.4 is the main boot disk. After booting Redhat 6.4, the /dev/sd? is what is indicated by running fdisk -l. Please read the previous post for the details.