Re: Urgent :Dual boot Debian+Mandrake with lilo
On Mon, Jul 26, 2004 at 08:28:02PM +0800, John Summerfield wrote:
> Hendrik Boom wrote:
> >(2) This one's for curiosity only, because I will be replacing my Mandrake
> >soon (which I currently boot from floppy only). When I installed
> >Mandrake, it used the device name /dev/hde for my hard disk. I thought,
> >interesting. My hard disk must be on the *third* IDE chain. I wonder why.
> >But then sometime later, I installed Debian on another partition, and *it*
> >considered the same drive to be /dev/hda. This made it obscure just how to
> >write a lilo that whould use both device names properly. Now I know
> >probably a way to do this anyway. But my question is -- why would
> >Linuxes (linuces? Linuses) want to use different devide names for the same
> >hard disk?
> >Has this weird naming happened to anyone else?
> The only time I've seen that is when I had a hotrod card plugged in and
> really had all those devices. My experience was with RHL and Debian.
Mandrake actually inserted a line in its lilo.conf telling it to
rename the hard disk device!