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Old 05-15-2004, 06:56 PM   #1
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What Would My Drive Be For Hd_grub (mandrake 10)

I downloaded Mandrake 10.0 Official, currently I'm using Windows XP. I'm not too familiar with the whole hda, hdb1, etc etc stuff... I'm simply used to C:, D:, E:, F:, etc, and previously I've always installed Mandrake from a CD.

I'm installing Mandrake from my hard drive though. Currently it's located in E:\i586\. I visited to setup the menu.1st file to go along with the hd_grub.img on the floppy.

Now, I look on that webpage and see: xxx BIOS hard drive, xxx IDE hard drive, xxx partition.

I know it's on the primary partition on that drive, but the BIOS and IDE blanks throw me into a world of confusion. In the Computer Management part of XP, it lists the drive as disk 1. I've got three hard drives, and I'm pretty sure all three are plugged into a PCI ATA100 controller. It's been so long since I've upgraded my computer that I can't even remember which hard drive is which and all physically, and don't care to dig around in the clutter I call a computer and find out.

Someone help me out. Is there just some utility I can download that can make the menu.1st file automatically by me just clicking on the folder where it's located in Windows, or at least a program to identify to me what my hard drive is called in linux terms? (the hda1 etc stuff)

Please help, I'm ready to reboot and install right now I just need to get this right, I'd hate to erase my Windows partition and have the file messed and not be able to install.
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