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Old 08-24-2009, 03:31 AM   #1
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Question internal hard drive not shown as correct device, is; sdb, shows; sdf


I went through the Fedora 11 DVD setup process up to the partition screen, which does show my external SATA drive correct as; /dev/sda when connected by eSATA, but it shows the internal drive which is a standard IDE, as; /dev/sdf , when it should be as; sdb, why ? I did run that fdisk -l in a terminal from one of my other installed Linux, and it did show drives as correct, (sda, sdb). I think this may be a issue related to the digital media card reader built into this 2006 Gateway desktop computer being detected as drives during installation, which is like Windows XP does and assigns drive letters, or is this some bug in the Fedora 11 anaconda installer ?

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x826d56f6

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 26 208813+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 27 1958 15518790 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 1959 3916 15727635 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 3917 30401 212740762+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 5875 7832 15727572 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 7833 8093 2096451 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 8094 10965 23069308+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda8 10966 12988 16249716 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 3917 5874 15727572 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdb: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x89518951

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 7833 62918541 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb2 7834 10444 20972857+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdb3 10445 12402 15727635 83 Linux
/dev/sdb4 12403 24321 95739367+ 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 12403 12663 2096451 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb6 12664 14621 15727603+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdb7 14622 17885 26218048+ 83 Linux
 
Old 08-24-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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I will try disconnecting the card reader inside this Gateway, and I may try my Fedora 10 disk for installation.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 09:05 PM   #3
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Is this person correct that all the Linux partitions in your /etc/fstab file be mounted not by device, but by UUID method ? Here is that Fedora Forum thread; http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=228855
 
  


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