Linux won't boot if I move the hard disk from sec to primary.
Posted on 2001-08-06
I set up a single-drive dual-boot 98/Red hat 7.1 installation while the hard disk was on secondary master position (in a caddy). Primary master & slave positions were disconnected. Dual boot works fine.
Now I want to move the disk inside as primary master.
Lilo works. 98 works. Linux has boot 1620(?) error and just sit there for ever.
If I re-connect the disk as sec master just to get Linux running, what can I edit so I can then move it back to pri master? I remember seeing 'hda2' NOT 'hdc2' so I thought linux knew it was on the first physical drive even though it was on the 3rd IDE position.
I can re-install if it's too messy.....:-(
Also what directory should general applications be installed into? (I don't want them under my user directory)