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Old 07-26-2001, 06:36 PM   #1
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Angry ultra66 ide and mandrake...

hello right now i have currently installed linux mandrake 8 on my gateway pentium3 which has a promise tecknology ultra66 ide controller. I have 4 windows partitions 3 of which are logical, then i have my linux partitions which are root swap and home. im using grub and when i go to boot up i need to define root as hda8 when it says its hde8. so i get to boot then it cant find my swap file becuase its looking for hde9 when i think it should be hda9 considering i only have one harddrive with these partitons. my problem is that mandrake cant reconize my ultra66 controller and it wont let me edit /etc/fstab without my swap file is there a way to define my swap file as hda9 so that i can get into /etc/fstab and change the listings of hde to hda PLEASE HELP and do you know if my ultra66 controller would work with redhat 7.1?
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Old 07-26-2001, 09:26 PM   #3
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how am i supposed to uncompress the file to my linux partition if windows cant see it and i dont have the internet or any window managers in linux and i dont have a cd burner and if i was to fit it to floppy wouldnt it have to be formatted in linux so how would i put it on from windows?
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If the kernel image you have support msdos file systems then you should be able to mount it.

mount -t msdos /dev/floppy /mnt


I suggest that you boot off of a floppy and change your fstab that way. If Mandrake does not supply one then go to and download a set of boot floppies. You can boot off of the floppies, mount whatever partition you need and change your fstab file.

I have a Promise udma 100 card and it works good with the 2.4.2 kernel.


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