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Old 02-04-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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Need advice about removing a failing HD...


My current setup is this:

IDE0
hda = WinXP & OpenSuSE 10.2 (Master)
hdb = 250GB (Slave)

IDE1
CDROM
DVD-RW

PCI extension card for IDE (this card increases my IDE from 4 devices to 8)
slot 1 hde = 200GB (Master)
slot 2 = empty
slot 3 = empty
slot 4 = empty

...hdb is moaning and groaning at startup and is still under
warranty...I want to remove it and replace it with the
200GB drv. If I switch the jumper on the hde to Slave and move
it up to IDE0 (and remove the PCI extension card) would HAL
recongize it and adjust/edit my /etc/fstab file?

...any other idea's/thoughts?...thanks
 
Old 02-04-2008, 09:25 AM   #2
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Hya,

That's what I would do. I think your logic works.

Happy Penguins!
 
Old 02-04-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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Hi,

Quote:
FSTAB(5) Linux Programmer's Manual FSTAB(5)

NAME
fstab - static information about the filesystems

SYNOPSIS
#include <fstab.h>

DESCRIPTION
The file fstab contains descriptive information about the various file
systems. fstab is only read by programs, and not written; it is the
duty of the system administrator to properly create and maintain this
file. Each filesystem is described on a separate line; fields on each
line are separated by tabs or spaces. Lines starting with '#' are com-
ments. The order of records in fstab is important because fsck(8),
mount(8), and umount(8) sequentially iterate through fstab doing their
thing.
'fstab' is a static file. You will need to edit to modify as you wish.

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Old 02-05-2008, 06:46 AM   #4
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for 'onebuck'....

edit the fstab before 'or' after the removal of bad HD?
 
Old 02-05-2008, 07:18 AM   #5
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edit the fstab before 'or' after the removal of bad HD?
You would setup the fstab to reflect the operation that you wish to use. You will need to edit/modify to suit the configuration.

If the drive is the '/' then you would have to modify before you use it or your mounts won't work with no 'fstab'.
 
Old 02-05-2008, 08:23 AM   #6
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Mistake

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Hya,

That's what I would do. I think your logic works.

Happy Penguins!
BIG APOLOGY. It was my mistake, HAL will not edit /etc/fstab.
 
  


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