On Thu, 2002-10-10 at 22:58, Tom wrote:
> how feasable is it to take out the old drive and make hdb into hda
> I know I need to change fstab and lilo.conf . What else may need
>> the plan is to edit necessary files, remove the damaged drive, make current
> hdb master, boot with some rescue disk, run lilo.
I noticed that Redhat 8.0 uses labelled filesystems. So, you give your
partitions a label with e2label for ext2 or ext3, or reiserfstune -l
for reiserfs. Then modify fstab so that instead of /dev/hda1 it has
LABEL=boot. This means that if for some reason the partition letters
change, everything still works. (Except for swap partitions.)
The system this worked on used GRUB. Does anyone know if this works
with lilo? Or would you have to use a root=... parameter?
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