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Old 11-22-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
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partition as master


Hi,
i need the procedure how to mount a partition as master.
Is it the primary partion that is the master?
Looking forwared for help.
Bye Sailu
 
Old 11-22-2004, 11:40 PM   #2
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When you say 'master' do you mean 'root'?

Part of the commandline that your bootloader (grub / lilo) hands to the kernel should say something like 'root=/dev/hda6' where 'hd' means hard disk, 'a' means primary ide master, and '6' means partition 6 (the second sub partition of the extended partition)

Once linux has booted, I don't think there is an easy way to change which partition is mounted as the root.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 09:20 AM   #3
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Not sure what you mean... man chroot
 
Old 11-26-2004, 12:50 AM   #4
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hi,
I just want to know , The partition mounted as root is the master.Is that so?
If so, its quite obvious my work is completed .Looking forward for reply
Sailu
 
Old 11-28-2004, 09:24 PM   #5
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linux can mount anything as root (provided it contain the right data). So if you are asking if the IDE primary master is automatically mounted as the root directory, the answer would be "depends what you told it to do". Running

# mount

will give you a nice list of what device is mounted where.
 
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