Help Moving physical drive from /dev/hdc to /dev/hda

Help Moving physical drive from /dev/hdc to /dev/hda

Post by Allen Harri » Sun, 11 Jan 1998 04:00:00


I have been successfully running Caldera OpenLinux on a 540 meg. drive in my
Win95 box. (P75, 24 meg memory).  I have acquired a 486DX/100 with 16 meg of
memory.  I have moved the drive over to the new box, but in my old system it
was hdc.  Now it is hda and all of the automated checks and pointers point
to hdc.  Can someone give me an overview of what files need to be edited to
bring this back to normal.

Post it here, or e-mail is good too.

Thanks for the help.



Help Moving physical drive from /dev/hdc to /dev/hda

Post by Alexander Vi » Mon, 12 Jan 1998 04:00:00

/etc/fstab, /etc/lilo.conf
                                                Good luck,


1. Changing From /dev/hdc to /dev/hda -- Advice Sought

No.  Just edit /etc/fstab, changing /dev/hdc to /dev/hda throughout.
(If you have the Windows stuff mounted from Linux you'll want to
change hda to hdb and hdb to hdc too.)  You'll also need to edit
/etc/lilo.conf to point to the right place.

Make yourself a recovery floppy (from the image on the CD) before
you start and use this to edit the files after re-arranging the disks.

One hopes so.

John Winters.  Wallingford, Oxon, England.

The Linux Emporium - a source for Linux CDs in the UK

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