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Old 10-14-2005, 03:00 PM   #1
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GRUB hard drive recognition


My hard drive is attached to my computer via an ide cable, it is the only hard drive and yet all of linux recognises it as hdd not hda. The kernel however only looks for hda and so fails unless i specifically tell it to look for hdd. Other things fail then that are looking for hda and i have not found an easy way to change these. So, is there any way of changing the hard drive designation from hdd to hda. I have tried renaming it and changing both of the names in properties (this was from knoppix) but it did not work.

Old 10-14-2005, 03:20 PM   #2
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How is the drive recognized in the bios???

I guess,
primary master is hda
primary slave is hdb
and so on.

but I may be wrong.


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Old 10-14-2005, 03:50 PM   #3
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Sounds like you have connected the drive to the second ide cable and configured it as slave. Alternatively you may have changed the bios boot order to boot from cd/dvd for installation and then not set it back to start from 'C' but from 'D'.

Still, do as tuxrules says and check what the coputers tells you at boot time. If you don't see a list indicating what is connected to each ide cable you probably need to hit the tab key because there's a nice screen from the motherboard manufacturer. If it's all to fast to see, try hitting 'pause' (near the 'print screen' key) to loom at it more leasurely.


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