Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 03-10-2004, 02:12 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Richmond, Virginia, US
Distribution: Debian Stretch
Posts: 427

Rep: Reputation: 48
Can I swap hda and hdb?

I need to dual boot because I need to unfortunatly use win due to work now, My computer is currently running mdk 9.2 using all of hda. I know Win wants to be on the 1st partition on hda could I just swap drive positions? or would mdk have a heart attack? hdb currently is empty so I don't mind screwing with it, but don't really want to disturb hda.
Old 03-10-2004, 02:23 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,113

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I swapped my hda and hdb (basically - put in a new hda and moved the old hda to hdb) and have W2K on hdb.
other = /dev/hdb1
  label = NT
  table = /dev/hdb
Don't think I had to do anything with Windows and just had to edit Debian's fstab and so on, to tell it where it was. Not sure if that would work with XP or what it would take for Grub. I moved the old hdb to a second computer as hdb with Slack still on it and Slack didn't like the i810 video but a framebuffer edit in lilo.conf fixed that - and neither had a problem with each other. The hdb disk just crashed shortly thereafter, though.

Not sure if that helps, but fwiw. It can be very tricky, though - jumper, cable-select, which installed in what order, etc., etc.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hda or hdb - lilo config Assassin Linux - Newbie 4 12-01-2003 09:31 PM
cfdisk hdb instead of hda deceasedcomrade Slackware 1 11-20-2003 10:22 PM
link swap partition from hda to hdb ngan_yine Linux - Newbie 4 09-07-2003 09:02 PM
moving hdb to hda linux inside Linux - Software 2 08-13-2003 05:57 PM
moving the HD from hdb to hda NGraphiX Linux - General 2 10-07-2002 05:23 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration