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  Author  Subject: Re: problem due to external HD

Posted on 02-01-2004 01:43 a.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Mark Krentel

> At last install fest I got help installing dual boot (WIN XP/LINUX RED HAT 9)
> on internal HD of my Dell latitude 840 laptop. A second (external) HD was
> configured so it could be mounted to the linux file system. That second HD
> plugs into a socket that is also used by the floppy.

My first thought would be to check your /etc/fstab. Comment-out both
the second disk and the floppy and see if it boots cleanly.

If yes, then you can re-add those entries as needed (personally, I
never put fd0 in fstab). Change "defaults" to "rw,noauto" in fstab.

If no, then it's probably a laptop thing and you'll need to find
someone with more laptop experience than me (since mine is zero).

Or, bring it to Wednesday's meeting and we'll take a look.


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