Changing 232.9 NTFS hd to EXT3
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Sun Mar 22 14:19:53 UTC 2009
On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 10:21:30 -0700, Ted Hilts posted:
>[...] I don't think the physical location and physical order of the hard
> drives is of any importance but rather the label of the hard drive is
> probably what the kernel looks for.
You may mount drives using the device node (i.e. /dev/sd(x) or Label
(which you can give it when you format it or later) or UUID which is given
it at format. You might want to have a look at the directory /dev/disk/
and/or the command blkid. Perhaps you would also benefit from reading the
manual page for mount.
>(3) Also, in my case, "/" is on it's own partition and the hard drive
>label designation could be labeled sda1 regardless of it's previous
>windows XP designation. (4) Also it has occurred to me that I will have
>to change /etc/fstab to get rid of the windows designation of the hard
>drive I am converting so that the Linux designation of that drive
Yep, fstab needs to point to the right designation.
Just to be clear, sda is the device node not the label but, probably, you
were using label in a generic sense.
>(5) Also, if I use the designation sda1 it would not be set as ACTIVE as
>it would be if "/"
> (system root) was placed on it.
Grub doesn't care about which partition is set as active, that is
something that was necessary for DOS/Windows MBRs.
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