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Re: (i386) Changing the order of "wd"s

Ingolf Steinbach  <> wrote:
>in my PC, I have an old hard disk attached to the on-board IDE
>controller and a newer SATA disk attached to a separate controller in
>one of the PCI slots.
>As I plan to retire the old disk soon and work only with the SATA
>disk, I'd prefer to have the SATA disk as wd0 and the old one as wd1
>in order to keep the numbering consistent when the old one will be
>If I disconnect the old disk, the new disk is handled as wd0 during
>installation of NetBSD (5.0.1) to that disk. But when I connect the
>old disk again (to copy the data), the new disk is then attached as
>wd1 which causes the boot procedure to fail.
>How can I specify the numbering (except building a custom kernel with
>hard-wired numbers)?

If you just need to transfer data from old to new, why not just mount
the new disc from the old, transfer the data, then retire the old disc?
They are both versions of NetBSD w/ FFS yes?

Alternately, you can boot a live CD and do the data transfer.


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