What do you mean by "boot up hde and hdf at startup" ?
When Linux boots then it boots from one drive.
Do you have an entry in your /etc/fstab for /dev/hde and /dev/hdf ??
If yes, delete those entries and save your /etc/fstab.
It also may be that there are some entries for those drives (e.g. enabling/disabling DMA)
in /etc/sysconfig/ide or maybe some boot-parametrs in grub or lilo.
So you may take a look on /boot/grub/menu.lst
Last edited by Vlad-A; 06-09-2004 at 12:31 AM.