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  1. #1

    Partition number changed

    Am running Mandrake 10.1 and XP and Suse 9.2. Had Mandrake bootloader installed to floppy and the other two to hda. Trouble was when I removed suse and removed partition it renumbered the partitons one lower and now get an error saying" cant find hda8", which is now hda7 How can I fix this .
    Thanks in advance

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    Can you boot into mandrake without a problem, or you simply cant to anything? Or is it only when you insert the floppy to boot into MDK that you get the error about hda8...

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    No I have the bootloader on the floppy & when I boot up it stops at a console saying cant find,hda8 and prompts for root password and fix problem. From here I dont know where to go. It mentioned somewhere about /etc/fstab where I think it may be able to be fixed .I used vi to edit and changed hda8 to hda7 but could not save using the command :wq

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    Problem solved. Around about way but got it. Installed Mandrake on spare partition hda9 in control centre mounted hda7 to /var went there as root and edited /var/etc/fstab changing hda8 to hda7 and swap from hda9 to hda8 . alls well thanks

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