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Ok, I'm a bit of a Linux newbie so bare with me. My plan is to take my old hd and use it as a usb device (using a Mapower KC31x Series External Enclosure) and install Slackware 10.1. I've googled some on usb and Slackware but the results I'm getting is mind bending. I can't read through all this articles. Sorry, I know this has been done before, but I need some help...
First off, my BIOS supports booting from USB device, so there shouldn't be any problem there. This is pretty much what I do:
1. Boot from the Slackware Install CD. I use "bare.i pci=biosirq noieee1394". The "pci=biosirq" is there to make Slackware find my usb hd, otherwise I get an irq error. "noieee1394" is to disable Firewire and start up a bit quicker.
2. Once logged in as root, my dvd-roms are mounted as /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd. I don't seem to be able to find my non-usb hd (which should be mounted as /dev/hda or /dev/hdb) for some reason. Anyway, I expected to see the usb hd mounted as /dev/sda, but there is no /dev/sda! In fact, there is no /dev/sd* at all...
Where is the usb hd device? /dev/what-where?
Running cat /proc/bus/usb/devices I see the following: