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Old 03-07-2014, 06:05 PM   #1
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the meaning of dev/hdg9


I've looked all through Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition book, looked all on line for what the letters mean in /dev/hdg9 I'm pretty sure its device/hard disk ? and the 9th partion

what in chap 2

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Old 03-07-2014, 06:22 PM   #2
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Look at file /etc/fstab. Do you see /dev/hdg9 listed?
 
Old 03-07-2014, 06:54 PM   #3
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Are you talking about in the book
 
Old 03-07-2014, 07:21 PM   #4
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I can not find any reference in chapter 2 but yes /dev/hdg9 would be a hard drive. /dev/hdg would reference the master drive on the 4th IDE(PATA) controller and 9 is the 9th partition. Anything >4 is a logical partition for the MBR (legacy) BIOS. Now days all drives use the SCSI subsystem and are referenced as /dev/sd(x)(y)
 
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Thank you for all that but what does the g stand for games?
 
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Can you post the section of the Rute guide where you see /dev/hdg9?

IDE drives were assigned letters based on controller and master or slave.
hda - 1st controller master
hdb - 1st controller slave
hdc - 2nd controller master
and so on.
 
Old 03-07-2014, 07:58 PM   #7
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Its not in the book, I'm trying to find it somewhere I've been looking for a week. plus I have to learn how to navigate on here.
 
  


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