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07-18-2007, 06:58 AM
Sorry in advance guy's if this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find anything in the search relating to it.
Essentially what appears to happen when an ide drive is installed, is my sata (/dev/ad0) becomes (/dev/ad1). Yet BSD is still trying to boot from /dev/ad0 (This is post boot loader screen).
There's probably a simple fix for this, so any help would be appreciated. :oops:
07-18-2007, 07:22 AM
Change drive order in BIOS?
I know some systems give IDE drives priority over S-ATA drives, My laptop does this, It has a S-ATA HDD built in, but if i hook up my external USB HDD with SCO Unix on it, because It see's its an IDE HDD inside that becomes the default boot drive.
07-18-2007, 08:22 AM
Is this a permanent configuration change, or are you going to be moving this IDE drive around a lot?
If it *is* permanent, the easiest way would be to boot without the IDE drive, then edit your /etc/fstab. Simply substitute ad0 for ad1 wherever you see it. For example, /dev/ad0s1 would become /dev/ad1s1 :)
07-19-2007, 06:33 AM
It now boots 8) That was so simple I feel stupid.
Naturally nothing works perfectly, as now I can't mount my 2nd sata drive (ext3 Ubuntu partition) or the ide (ext3) either :roll:
Was formerly mounting the ubuntu partition with "mount -t reiserfs". Might boot into ubuntu and run each through fsck.. Since e2fsck chucks a zero length partition error back at me =)
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