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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 
> >there's
> >probably a way to do this anyway.  But my question is -- why would 
> >different
> >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!

-- hendrik

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