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    what is the difference between hda and sda


    hey

    what is the difference between hda and sda
    which are the drivers of hard-disk?


    && if there are sda1 sda2 sda3 sda5
    how can i know which are for the h.d.d paritions
    because i only have two paritions and not more..

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by advxc153 View Post
    hey

    what is the difference between hda and sda

    if there are sda1 sda2 sda3 sda5
    how can i know which are for the h.d.d paritions
    All the modern kernels see drives as sdx rather than hdx, the x representing the drive number.

    sda1 sda2 sda3 sda5 would be partitions for the the first drive, which is sda.
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    If you see sda1 through sda5, then you have more than two partitions. However, you may have only two primary partitions, with the rest being logical partitions inside an extended partition. You really need to do more research on partitions in order to understand how they work.

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    On current systems, sata/sas/scsi drives are /dev/sdx, and ata/ide/eide drives are /dev/hdx.
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