[NBLUG/talk] Udev and GDM Greeter

Lincoln Peters sampln at sbcglobal.net
Tue May 30 21:12:14 PDT 2006

Stephen Cilley wrote:
> It's deffinately not the BIOS, it wasn't acting this
> way with the last install and I was using the exact
> same BIOS settings.  Any other thoughts?

Perhaps it has something to do with the order in which the modules are 
being loaded?  I found that if I had a bunch of USB devices attached to 
the computer at startup, they could be recognized in a haphazard 
order--which is not so useful for storage devices.  Maybe you have 
something similar going on.

Since you're using IDE drives *and* SATA drives, assuming that you're 
trying to boot from the IDE drive, you could try building a custom 
kernel that has the IDE driver built-in but the SATA driver as a 
module.  That way, the IDE drive is guaranteed to be initialized first.

Lincoln Peters
<sampln at sbcglobal.net>

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