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'worn out' might not be best word choice
Authored by: Gerk on Sep 07, '05 11:18:02AM

but the solution seems valid enough. One thing with doing this though, is that if you're using things like XPostFacto (as someone mentioned above) or other bootloaders you may run into a couple of weird things.

In open firmware there are what they call devaliases ... (issue the command devalias at OF prompt to see them). By default it gives you some short form names for devices, like hd, ide0, ide1, ultra0, ultra1, cd, zip, etc ... so changing to this suggested configuration can do things like make the devalias to no longer be hd ... but likely it would be zip instead :)

Not a big deal, but if you're trying to do things in OF or with bootloaders that are looking for this sort of naming it's good to know ahead of time. If you're really adventurous you can 'fix' the devaliases in OF yourself. If you're lazy like me, you can just figure out which one really points to where your hard drive is and use that alias as required :)

HTH



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