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Old 01-16-2006, 06:53 AM   #1
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hda or hdb mislabeling


Have finally graduated to making serious use of Linux/SuSE 10. Have 'recycled' an old Compaq Deskpro EN (Pentium III).

Presumably because of the cabling/disk jumpers SuSE happily recognised the HDD, but has labeled it as hdb NOT hda as all the books say. System works happily and effectively, and no lasting impact has become visible.

Should I be concerned?
Can it easily be changed - without breaking things?

Please advise,
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:15 AM   #2
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if you change it, then entries in your bootloader and /etc/fstab will most likely fail, so whilst it's totally possible, you might come a little unstuck. that said, you can certainly try it, at worst, just move the jumper back or whatever.
 
Old 01-16-2006, 07:16 AM   #3
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You are right. The cause is the disk jumpers targeting the disk as a slave. Don't change it at this point. Or at least, if you change, you need to fix several things in your system already configured to boot/load from hdb.

Your system will work fine. Leave it alone. It is good.

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Old 01-16-2006, 07:19 AM   #4
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You are right. The cause is the disk jumpers targeting the disk as a slave. Don't change it at this point. Or at least, if you change, you need to fix several things in your system already configured to boot/load from hdb.

Your system will work fine. Leave it alone. It is good.

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Cable select can also cause it.

middle plug on cable i think is master end is slave
 
Old 01-16-2006, 08:26 AM   #5
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Thanks for the rapid response - will leave well enough alone!
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