[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu Feisty - Herd 3 install question

Adam Miller maxamillion at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 20:28:29 UTC 2007

I don't personally know anything of a new naming scheme for feisty, I have
always been under the impression that sda means SATA or SCSI (and as it
appears to be usb thumb drive also) .... I really don't think it would fry
your drive, but better to stay on the side of caution.

Do you remember who told you it was a naming scheme in the irc channels?
Depending on who said it, it might very well be a completely valid statement
(certain people who are on irc seem to know these things because they are
more closely involved with the development cycle than others.

Sorry I don't have a good solid answer for you, I am about to start Herd 3
testing myself today so I might have some more insight into this later.


On 2/6/07, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Last night I went to install Xubuntu 7.04 Herd 3 on a spare hard drive
> that I have for testing, and (aside from the long time it took to detect
> hardware - which I had read was a known bug) things were progressing fine
> until I came to the stage of hard drive partitioning.
> The partitioner showed my drives as sda and sdb instead of hda and hdb as
> they did with Edgy Eft and all prior Xubuntu releases.  Not wanting to fry
> my hard drives, I aborted the installation.  I mentioned this on #xubuntu on
> IRC, and someone said that this new drive coding/setup is a new feature of
> the installation, and is not a bug.
> Does anyone have any background on this?  Thanks!
> Jim
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