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Re: Re: dev

the reason may be like this (ofcourse i may be ABSOLUTLEY wrong) . the ide controller can have upto 
8 devices .so hd[a..h]  . plus partioning within those devices takes the numbers hda[1..h][1..9] .


At 10/11/00 12:32:00 PM, you wrote:
>In HDD naming convention
>a=primary master
>b=primary slave
>c=secondary master
>d=secondary slave.
>So it's directly mapped from IDE interface.
>Where as floppy drives can not share same bay or controller. So they are refered
>as numbers.
>My opinions. Don't take them for granted.
>  Shridhar
>Nitin Kumar Gupta wrote:
>>     why are numbers used for floppies and alphabets for hds.
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