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Old 4th September 2008
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Originally Posted by jggimi View Post
Device numbers are assigned in order, during startup probe. When you installed the OS, you only had a single drive, it was assigned drive #0. You have since added two new drives ... but they are on the first IDE channel, and are found by the probe first. They are assigned drive #0 and #1, now, and your original drive is drive #2 (wd2). From my perspective, you have three choices:
  1. Move cables, and make your original drive the master of the first IDE channel, so it is assigned drive #0 again. You will need to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to match, of course.
  2. Boot in single user mode and edit /etc/fstab, changing all wd0 references to wd2.
  3. Give up and reinstall.
I'd recommend either option 1 or option 2.
I think option 2. Sounds like a simple fix.
BTW, I have one of those BIOSes that allow choosing a boot drive on the fly.

Best wishes.
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