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s9722 02-23-2004 10:02 PM

Slave to Master?
...This is a very sad question to ask but here goes.

I have slackware 9.1 installed and working almost perfectly for my needs but im running out of hard drive space (only a 15 gig)

now here is my hard drive is set as a slave but is operating as a master ( it is the only hard drive connected to my pc). I need to set the jumper to master so I can hook up my other drive and run another OS from it or use the hard drive space with linux.

so what do I have to configure to get the system to boot the drive after I switch the jumper currently my hard drive is called /dev/hda1 in /etc/fstab and /etc/lilo.conf

im sure this will be easy to solve so thnx in advance

frieza 02-23-2004 10:09 PM

well, perhaps then you might not have to do anything at all, as /dev/hda is usally the device for the primary master.. so it probably woudn't change at all, although i'd have a rescue disk of some sort handy just in case :D

s9722 02-23-2004 10:15 PM

what do you mean a rescue disk?

how would I make it

and even if it didnt boot if I reset the drive to slave it would boot right up again wouldent it?

SciYro 02-23-2004 10:24 PM

yea, id pick lnx-bbc for the reacuse disk (doubles as a live cd and under 50 mb, easy to downlaod), and ya shouldent have a problem, /dev/hda is the primary device on the 0 ide slot (computers start everyhitng at 0 so y cant we?), when u add a 2nd drive to that slot then the drive in teh master slow will be /dev/hda and the other i think is /dev/hdb, but ull ahve to check the linux docs in the source /usr/src/linux/doc/devices.txt its called

s9722 02-23-2004 10:27 PM

well I have no blank disks right now for the software of which you speak...should I just put my trust in linux and try it and see what happens?

if nothing else it will screw it up and I will have to reinstall hahahaha

in which case I can set the jumper right and install from there

frieza 02-23-2004 10:33 PM

if your slackware cds can boot to a shell with some utilities that can access and maintain filesystems than that counts as a rescue disk :)

s9722 02-23-2004 10:34 PM

oh ok cool yeah it can boot from the disk if nothing else I can boot the disks then reset the partition :) thnx I didnt even think of that!:D

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