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Old 08-24-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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harddisk changed from secondary to primary

initially when i installed fedora 2 on my hardisk it was not the primary one, the addresses of the partitions were like this
and now when i made the same hd the primary, fedora 2 is going into some unknown security mode whlle booting. and unable to mount some of its partitions. how can i retain the original configurations?
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Put your hard drive back on the secondary IDE channel and boot from it. Edit the file "/etc/fstab" and replace all instances of "hdc" with "hda". Then shut down your computer and put the drive on the primary IDE channel.
Old 08-24-2005, 03:08 PM   #3
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I might be wrong, but guys will correct me if so.
as you said the partitions were
and now, when the disk is primary, it is /dev/hda
note, no longer hdC, but hdA.
probably that's why fedora acts so weird.

already answered. that's why I love this forum

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