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Old 02-08-2010, 06:21 AM   #1
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Smile How do i define root for a hard disk?


When installing Linux,sometimes i tried to install that on my second hard disk, which is set to be a dynamic disk(named hdb),but a message said that: root is not defined for hdb.
-What does that mean? Does it mean that a Linux driver must be opened on that hard disk? if so:where do i find a linux driver?
-How do i define root for hdb?
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when ever you installing linux, at the partition page, you have to select a hard disk partition, and set it as a root partition. so that root will be installed in that partition. you have to set another partition for the swap also.
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This is obviously a secondary disk and root has to be on the boot disk so change the bios to boot from that disk and then you can put root there.

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Not really. You can setup another device to contain your '/' filesystem. You will need to setup the bootloader to chainload the filesystem.

You will define the mounting action(s) within the static file '/etc/fstab' for the '/' filesystem on the same '/'.

Just a few links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!


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