Boot option: don't check additional faulty IDE harddrive
I wanted to read out a friend's windows hard drive, so I took the IDE connection from my CD drive and plugged it into the hard drive.
Now at boot time at the stage where it usually checks all partitions, linux complains about "zero length partition of that harddrive" and then stops giving me an emergency login.
Maybe that hard drive is actually faulty, even though I see all partitions correctly in windows. What can I do to make linux stop checking it? Is there a boot time option?
I suppose later I can manually mount a /dev/sdb or so device. I just have to figure out which :)
PS: what the easiest way to check which devices/partitions are available to mount?