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Which disk is which
- Subject: Which disk is which
- From: summer at computerdatasafe.com.au (John)
- Date: Mon Aug 30 15:20:24 2004
Jerry McAllister wrote:
>>I've booted a 5.2.1 miniinstall CD and got to the point where I choose which
>>disk to install onto.
>>My choices are
>>Great. How do I know which disk is which?
> OK ad0 would be the first ide drive and da0 would be the first SCSI
> drive or maybe the first USB drive.
>> _I_ could work it out if the panel
>>displayed information such as
>>Note: DOS names would be worse than useless because I don't use DOS, and the
>>BIOS doesn't detect all my drives.
> If your BIOS doesn't detect your drives you have problems to deal
> with before you get to installing FreeBSD.
>>The website doesn't help.
>>I'm not on any list. Please respond by
>>a) Fixing the web page
>>b) Mailing me the necessary info (eg the fixed page when it's done) in case I
>>can't discover by other means which is which.
> Try not giving orders to volunteers. It is tacky and won't get
> you anywhere. Maybe you should learn enough to fix the DOC yourself
> and submit a change.
I'm new to FreeBSD and this is my first look at it. I think your
suggestion a little tacky.
I'm sorry that you felt I was giving orders, that was not my intent. In
my defence though, as I said in another post, thought I was talking
directly to someone responsible for the content, and explaining that I
find that content confusing.