OK, Mandrake installed, runs perfect on the 2nd drive as "slave", on /dev/hda "Master" I have Xandros installed. But after restart Mandrake boots up. In Configure Your Computer the boot licon lists /dev/hda first. On the Mandrake Desktop I clicked the New Device to Hard Disk, typed info, when clicked I get:
"can't find /dev/hda in /etc/ftstab or /etc/mtab.
Okay - just a quick reply I'm afraid. Go into your BIOS at boot time and change the boot order. I suspect that your slave drive is set as the primary boot device.
You will have to edit fstab to add the drive you are having trouble accessing. For this, you need to be root. Open a console... type man mount Read the wisdom that lies within :o
vim /etc/fstab ---- maybe you could try
Bios lists drives in correct order
Typed in your code as root into terminal:
No such Device
I pasted into terminal from the window:
Typed in diferent combos: Permission Denied
Obvious question: did you auth as root?
Hmm ... I have no idea why your machine reboots into your slave drive. It may be something to do with your lilo settings... I rarely touch that myself.
Like I said, if you want to mount and read your drive you need to add it to the fstab file otherwise your system won't know it's there.
/dev/hda /mnt/mydrivea ext3 defaults 0 0
The above line assumes the following: you are using the ext3 file system and you have a directory in /mnt called 'mydrivea' It doesn't matter what you call that directory by the way...
This might help you a bit.