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Re: How many drives?



On Thursday 27 September 2007 18:18, Andy Green wrote:
> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> > At the start of each line is a number.
> >
> > Memory is "1"
> > The 2 harddrives on ide0 are "3"
> > The harddrive on the pci ide adaptor card is "33"
> > The 2 optical drives on ide1 are "22"
> > The optical drive on the pci ide adaptor card is "34"
> > md0 is "9"
> > And fd0 is "2"
> >
> > Is there someplace where this numbering system is explained?
>
> These are the Major device numbers... if you look at /dev/sda for
> example it is a block device Major *8* (SCSI I suppose) and Minor 0.
> sda1 is Major 8 Minor 1 and so on.
>
> > btw: What's md0?
>
> Software raid device.
>
> -Andy

Thanks for that Andy.

Nigel.


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