Well, first thing, for duplicating disk contents, I'd have to recommend
"Norton Ghost". Been using it for the past couple of years on & off with no
As regards your disk partitions, the partitions are labelled according to
their position on the disk. hda1 is always the first partition on disk hda
(/dev/hda). Logically your other partitions should be hda2/3/4, but as they
are contained in an extended partition, the drive numbering jumps to HDA5 (I
don't know why this occurs, maybe someone could enlighten me?). So assuming
you haven't reassigned drive letters in WinXX, drives C, D, E, & F should
correspond to hda1, hda2, hda3 & hda4 (or hda1, hda5, hda6 & hda7).
From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of Ross
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2000 10:14 AM
To: Jim Halpenny
Cc: Linux - Irish User Group Mailing List (E-mail); Linux Mailing list -
Toshiba Tecra's (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Red Hat 6.1 on 7020CD
You could boot from a linux boot disk and mount the drives manually to
see which one is empty.
just something like mkdir /tmp_mnt; mount /dev/hda1 /tmp_mnt and have a
look at the contents.
Jim Halpenny wrote:
>> Some infor for REd Hat 6.1 on a tosh 7020CD and 2 general questions :-
>> Question 1 :- I installed Red Hat 6.1 on the Tosh which already had Win 98
> running. During the installation routine (Gui version) I deleted an empty
> partition not in use by Win 98 and added 3 new Linux Partitions. It all
> worked fine. But I was unsure how to select the empty partition. Win 98
> c:, d:,e: and f: I knew e: was empty and wanted to use it. When I got as
> as disk Druid I saw the partitions but they were labelled as Devices HDA1,
> HDA5, HDA6,HDA7. Qestion : How do I know which one mapped to c:, D: e:
> I guessed it was HDA6, but is there no way of confirming this ?
>> Question 2: I have to install Red Hat 6.1 on 8 identical PC's (600Mhz,
> 128Mb, 6GB HDD, running NT). Any tips on how to do it quickly ?
>> Info: I installed Red Had 6.1 on a Toshiba Portege 7020CD with docking
> station. It worked fine. For info I had to use Xconfigurator after the
> install as X would not run due to errors with the video I selected during
> the installation. Using Xconfigurator I selected a 'Non-Interlaced SVGA
> 1024x768 @ 60Hz ; 800x600 @72hz' and it worked fine.
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