quick question

das paagol at gmail.com
Fri May 4 15:27:28 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-04 at 17:43 +0300, Bob Schmidt wrote:
> This is my first post to the list. I installed ver 7.04 and
> everything 
> went well. I changed the cabling on my hard drives and now I can no 
> longer see or mount my windows hard drive.
> Any idea how to get it back?

What exactly did you mean by 'changed the cabling'? Did you change the
jumper setting too? Did you make the primary master to primary slave,
and p slave to p master? Or made the primary to secondary by changing
the ide slot on the motherboard? What your BIOS is reporting? 

If you can, restore the square one situation. Now see if it boots. If it
does, take a note of what you are doing. If you are changing primary to
secondary, it will change the third letter in the device name from a to
b. And if you changed master to slave, it will change from 1 to 2.
Accordingly your fstab will have to be rewritten. I had to do this more
than once, I had to change my HD. It works nice after rewriting the
'/etc/fstab'. Edit that file and hash out the line for the windows
partition, because it will be written in terms of a label there. And
rewrite the line with the device name in place of the label. And give: 
sudo mount -a

As you can boot into the system, it means the mbr address is still
unchanged, and the partition address of the root partition is also
unchanged. So, it is no big problem at all. Just it is not getting the
windows partition where it is supposed to get. Editing /etc/fstab will
give it once again the changed address. 

Read 'man 5 fstab' before editing something drastic.

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