Sorry cocked up above. Difficult to diagnose stuff at a distance like this.
title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-6-686
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-6-686 root=/dev/hdb1 ro
Should think that's correct. The problem now is that the OS thinking the first drive is the bigger hd is trying to mount it, like it used to mount the smaller.
So you're right /etc/fstab needs changing. Just replace all the hda's with hdb's.
For completeness. If we were talking sata drives: If small hd was in sata plug 1, and big hd -> sata 3; and cdrom-drive -> sata 2; then swop over the big hd and the cdrom-drive - their plugs. Then no need to fiddle with files (at least with Debian). Same thing may work with ide plugs or whatever they are called.
Last edited by lugoteehalt; 11-02-2008 at 06:59 AM.