On Sun, 2015-11-22 at 17:00 -0500, sinthia.vee wrote:
> If you are on a desktop system drive numbering is determined by which
> ribbon cable is plugged in. The boot disk will be at position 0 on
> the primary cable. It is likely the first drive on your list.
Only if you have cable select, and your BIOS hasn't been previously
configured to boot from something else.
That's an assumption that can lead you to play with the wrong drive.
> If you are so inclined, you can disconnect the other drives
> temporarily in order to add them one at a time and see what you have.
If you really can't tell which drive is which, this is the safest
option. Afterwards, label your drives so you don't have to go down the
disassembly route, again. Write onto the drive where you can see it
without disassembly (use white texta if the drive is black), enough
unique numbers from the drive's product code, or serial number, that
tally with what Linux reads using software. So next time, you only have
to lift the lid. You might want to label the outside of the box, too.
tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 3.19.8-100.fc20.i686 #1 SMP Tue May 12 17:42:35 UTC 2015 i686
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