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Old 02-12-2006, 04:51 PM   #1
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Do I use hda or sda?

I have an ultra ata 80gb hard drive. Slackware says its hda. When I run slax it changes to sda. Im pretty sure its hda but why does it say sda. Does it matter? How can I fix it if i installed slax to the harddrive? If im able to run sda will it change anything? I know that seems like a lot of questions but im just curious.

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Old 02-12-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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It is OK if one distro call it differently.

It doesn't really matter in practice. Within Slax you just call it sda. If you have another Linux and it can call the same disk hda then you only need to mount it in the new Linux using hda. It got no connection with Slax.
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It's a bit odd, though, that one distro should think it's an
ATA drive, and the other reckons it's SATA?



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