Originally posted by Capricorn
Well, it would hurt anything to edit the second disk to 6 from 1 and see what happens, but I agree that it shouldn't make a difference. Something like:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(6)partition(1) Second HD
What I was really thinking is that it might need to be something like
multi(2)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1) First HD
multi(2)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1) Second HD
if you had *not* changed the boot order in BIOS.
Sounds like you have a pretty good idea where to be looking. You might try to disable the IDE all together for a test to see what happens as well.
multi as far as I know never changes from 0.
I'm going to try a couple more things when I get off of work. I'm going to try to boot to the just the second drive again with the first one disconnected. If that doesn't work, I'll try reimaging just that disk. If that doesn't work, I'll see if I can use the original 160Gb drive on IDE and get it to dual-boot into that one instead of the second SATA. If all of those fail, I think I'm just going to give up, lol.
EDIT: After doing a little more research, I think you may be onto something with changing rdisk to 6, except it would be 4. If multi is used, disk is always 0, so all disks, no matter what controller are in the order that they are connected. I think they're ordered like this:
SATA channel 1
SATA channel 2
This makes sense b/c normally SATA is ordered after IDE, but being that I have it set to boot from SATA(which is always the first channel) SATA Channel 1 is moved to the top of the ordering.
It makes sense that Recovery Console is seeing the second harddrive as I b/c there are two partitions on SATA Channel 1(C,D), two IDE CDROM drives(E,F), two partitions on my external USB drive (G,H), two partitions on the SATA Channel 2 drive (I,J).
So that is 5 devices:
SATA Channel 1 = rdisk(0)partition(1,2)
DVD burner = rdisk(1)
CD burner = rdisk(2)
USB drive = rdisk(3)paritition(1,2)
SATA Channel 2 = rdisk(4)partition(1,2)
I'm not sure if CD-ROMs are assigned rdisk numbers. If not, then the rdisk number will be 2. I'll try both and see if they work.