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Old 07-19-2005, 04:06 PM   #1
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IDE and SATA problem

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I wanted to make sure I don't f*** things up.

When I installed obsd 3.7 I had two IDE drives. One a 12 gig (wd0) and one a 40 gig (wd1). I created partitions for /, /var, /usr, and /tmp on the 12 gig and did one big /home partition on the 40 gig.

I just got a 120gig SATA drive and controller, which are recognized fine by obsd, however, after the kernel boots, and it tries to mount the file system, there are problems.

Basically, the SATA drive becomes wd0 and the two IDE drives move up device (1 and 2 respectively).

So, what I'm wondering is, would I have to do a complete reinstall and repartition everything, or is it possible, without screwing anything up, to just boot up without the SATA drive attached and then modify /etc/fstab to make the file systems mount a device higher, ie, wd0a becomes wd1a and wd1h becomes wd2h.

I was gonna do the fstab modification, but I wasn't sure how much that would f*** up the system. Thanks in advance.
Old 07-20-2005, 08:50 AM   #2
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It is much easier to reinstall the whole thing. Copying doesnot work that grt .. Also you would need to modify grub or lilo .. if you are copying

Old 07-20-2005, 08:55 AM   #3
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I wouldn't have to copy anything over, and I'm not using a boot manager. Everything boots fine; the only problem is that after it boots the kernel and tries to mount the filesystem, it's looking on the incorrect device because of the SATA drive.

But at this point, I am considering a reinstall.


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