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Old 08-14-2003, 07:41 AM   #1
milesdv
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maximum hdd on redhat 8


Hi there,

Just want to know whether any maximum number of harddisk
can throw inside Redhat 8.0. I've been trying to connect 4 hdd
but cannot see the 4th hdd. Anyone who had experience on this
one? anyway i'm doing linux raid1 for 3 seagate 120Gb and 1 IBM 120gb.

Really appreciate your prompt response.

rgds,
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:41 PM   #2
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does the bios see the fourth hd?

may be a jumper problem.

also, may want to see if fdisk sees the fourth

command:

fdisk /dev/hdd

does fdisk pop up or does it say no device or something like that?
 
Old 08-14-2003, 08:55 PM   #3
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Hi,

>>does the bios see the fourth hd?
yes. it can see when it boots

>>also, may want to see if fdisk sees the fourth
>>command:
>>fdisk /dev/hdd
>>does fdisk pop up or does it say no device or something like >>that?

did fdisk -l instead to view all harddisk present, but it didn't say anything with /dev/hdd

or is there any kernel patch for this??
Can we put 4 hdd on a system??
Can someone point to me a links or suggestions what linux distro should i use.

thx for the response
 
Old 08-14-2003, 09:18 PM   #4
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did you have a cd-rom in the pc as hdd?

maybe you need to get rid of the cdrom entry.

does it search for new hardware on boot.

if not try typing

kudzu

at prompt.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 05:12 AM   #5
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Hi,

Youre correct, i was used CDROM for installation. Then after
taken off CDROM then replaced by new hdd (same ide cable),
it wasn't detected that device.

Do you know how to get rid of the cdrom entry?

Thx
 
Old 08-15-2003, 06:24 AM   #6
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look at the /etc/fstab file.

is /dev/cdrom listed there?

if so, remove that entry and reboot

should get some message during boot like updating /etc/fstab, otherwise

you need to add /dev/hdd and the mount point, etc. to the file

just copy the entry for one of your other hd's, but with appropriate modifications of course. then reboot. will try to help you if that doesn't work. let me know.
 
  


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