> From my experience with the Red Hat install script (RH5.0) there is
> absolutely NO way of installing Linux to /hdd. It is not an option!
> You are *forced* to install Linux on either /hda OR /hdb, in other
> words it can only be installed to a drive on the primary IDE channel!
> I quoted the Red Hat 5.2 (what Mandrake 5.3 is based on) manual
> because it appears to have the same rigid rules as RH 5.0: no installs
> to /hdc or /hdd due to BIOS limitations :( . This seems like a huge
> step backwards to me. I'm probably like a lot of other people out
> there in that I have no more room on /hda and /hdb and /hdc is pretty
> full also <g>. I have an old 2.5 gig IDE hard drive that I would like
> to make my fourth and final drive (/hdd) and dedicate the whole thing
> to a fresh Linux installation (I wanted to try Mandrake 5.3).
> Red Hat and it's variants won't allow me to do this. Will Slackware
> (still) allow this?
I have a P200MMX, with a PnP BIOS that can handle up to 4 hard
drives, so an older BIOS might cause problems. There should be
no difference installing to hdd rather than hdc (no more than hdb
instead of hda).