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Old 11-12-2003, 07:31 PM   #1
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newbee device names help

for reference I was wondering if someone has a link or knows the name of all block devices in linux, as well as xfree (if theres a difference), and grub.
mostly though I need xfree, but I guess other newbees might benefit from a reference.
ps: ie : serial port is = , primary hardrive=hda (add 1's for partitions), cdrom = , usb= ,.

ie grub: hda =(hd0,0), mbr=(hd0)

pss:those are just some examples of the type of thing im interested in seeing.
Old 11-23-2003, 04:22 AM   #2
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manual is here
hda = (hd0)
hda1 = (hd0,0)
floppy = (fd0)

the names of all your devices are in /dev folder
Old 11-23-2003, 06:41 PM   #3
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Thanks thats great, do you know if the dev names are the same in linux as xfree?
Old 11-24-2003, 03:25 PM   #4
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Xfree get it's device names from Linux so it's the same in Xfree.



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