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    how to find out devices


    hi

    i have installed the 2.6.8.1 kernel with support for silicon image chips.
    i have an hd installed and i want to mount it but i cant find out which device it is.
    at boot time all the messages come too fast to read them.
    btw, i have redhat 9.0 installed if that helps

    thanks in advance
    robak
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    Re: how to find out devices

    Quote Originally Posted by robak
    hi

    i have installed the 2.6.8.1 kernel with support for silicon image chips.
    i have an hd installed and i want to mount it but i cant find out which device it is.
    at boot time all the messages come too fast to read them.
    btw, i have redhat 9.0 installed if that helps

    thanks in advance
    robak
    Usually harddrives are either /dev/hda or /dev/hdb. You should be able to find out everything that's attached to your computer using the System Information program in your application menu. Are you using KDE or GNOME?
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    You can also review the kernel output from boot time with the command dmesg.
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    Hi you can also take a look in the /proc file system. It contains almost all the information about your system and the kernel you could ever want. One word of warning do not open up files with a text editor, on use read-only methods to view the contents like cat. Some of the files allow runtime tuning of the kernel, and put wrong values in them vould cause some undesirable results.

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    thx for your help!!
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