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    What hardrive to install arch linux to?


    hi i was going to try out arch linux cos i heard it was such a good distro and when i went to install it it was a bit confusing which one to choose. it had something like /disks/disk0 and i didnt know which one cos i have three harddrives: hda hdb sda and i want it installed to hdb witout harming the others. also which one should i use cos there was the normal one and the base one and i didnt know whats differnet so i just downloaded the base one cos its smaller.

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    The Arch installer still uses devfs and that results in a different name scheme for partitions.
    /dev/hdb1 is something like /dev/discs/disc1/part1 in your case I guess.
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    r u completly certain about that. i thought it would be more like this:
    sda disk0
    hda disk1
    hdb disk2

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    Why don't you try opening them in cfdisk? Unless two hardrives are identical in size and partitioning, that should tell you which is which.
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    No I am not completely sure about it, because I can't test it because I have no SCSI controller right now. So I cannot see in what order devices are configured. I really dislike this devfs thing, it's making things more complicated then it should.

    Maybe fdisk -l will display it .
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    nvm i figured this out a while ago. u were right in the first place.

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