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Amazing tricks you can do with your IDE interface

On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 09:49:00PM -0500, Bill Horne wrote:
> which shows /dev/hdc1 and /dev/hdc5. I understand /dev/hdc5, (assuming 
> jazz drives have the same format as Zip disks), but /dev/hdc1 has me 
> _very_ confused.

/dev/hdc means master disk on the second IDE interface. There
are two partitions on it, 1 and 5. (5 is an extended partition).

> I try to mount /dev/hda[1-4], and each errors out on seek and/or read 
> errors. Sure enough, the Maxtor is fried. 
> However, I _AM_ able to mount _BOTH_ /dev/hdc1 and /dev/hdc5, and I
> can transfer data from /dev/hdc1 to the new, shrink-wrapped jazz disk
> mounted as /dev/hdc5. Moreover, the client recognizes the data I'm 
> able to move!

This I don't understand. /dev/hdc1 ought to be on that Jaz disk
as well.


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