Re: Re: HDD problem after Mu-crash

From: winsor SMP (
Date: Tue Nov 14 2000 - 08:07:29 CET

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) hdb as a whole may very well be your cdrom drive.(second(slave?) drive, first IDE interface)

hda=whole first drive
hda1= 1st partition 1st drive C: under DOS/win
hda2=2nd partition 1st drive D: ""
hda3=3rd partition 1st drive E: ""
hdb=whole second drive
hdb1=1st partition 2nd drive F: ""
hdc=whole third drive
hdc1=1st partition third drive G: ""
a bit confusing till you get used to the idea of ALL your drives as one filesystem, at which point it makes perfect sense:)
Hope this helps some,

>Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 09:43:04 +0100
>From: Alfred Breull <>
>Subject: Re: Re: HDD problem after Mu-crash
>Sorry for the newbie questions: Is it linux terminology that
>hda1 = 1-st drive, 1-st partition
>hdc1 = 2-nd drive, 1-st partition ?
>So, in linux (and different to wd0c, wd1c ... in obsd), *c isn't
>the whole drive ?
>What happened to hdb1, is it linux's swap partition ?
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