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Old 09-24-2004, 03:18 PM   #1
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This is my first try at LFS. I am using Mandrake 10.0 Official to get things going. Now I am not sure if this will be a problem or not when I start compiling packages. With Mandrake, Suse and a couple of others they say both of my hard drives are hde and hdf. With other distros it it is the normal hda and hdb. Now could this cause any problems when I am setting up LFS? I used grub through Mandrake and it started to boot Slackware then it would tell me it couldn't find a root partition(Kernel Panic.) This is what Grub in Mandrake was saying: "kernel (hd1,0)/vmlinuz root=/dev/hde7" but "Using Slackware at the time, had no idea what was going on. It needed this to boot properly: "kernel (hd1,0)/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda7" Will there be any like problems with something, other then grub, in LFS since I am using Mandrake to compile everything?


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Old 09-24-2004, 05:49 PM   #2
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hde and hdf normally refer to the master and slave hard disk on the third IDE channel, i.e. the first channel of the second controller.

Do you have a second IDE controller inside your computer? If so, e case where they might be called hda and hdb is if the kernel does not support the first IDE controller; so long as your kernel has this hardware support, the names should be hde and hdf.

The only thing this would really affect other than the bootloader is /etc/fstab; you're probably best duplicating the lines to cover both combinations, then looking at /proc/partitions to see what's actually been mounted after booting it. From there, you'll know the correct names for everything.
 
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hde and hdf normally refer to the master and slave hard disk on the third IDE channel, i.e. the first channel of the second controller.

Do you have a second IDE controller inside your computer? If so, e case where they might be called hda and hdb is if the kernel does not support the first IDE controller; so long as your kernel has this hardware support, the names should be hde and hdf.

The only thing this would really affect other than the bootloader is /etc/fstab; you're probably best duplicating the lines to cover both combinations, then looking at /proc/partitions to see what's actually been mounted after booting it. From there, you'll know the correct names for everything.

Thanks. I don't know that this will be a problem but I will have two fstabs to cover it, uhm, I won't have them both in /etc though, lol


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