newb question - Disk1 short or long cable?

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craigey1
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newb question - Disk1 short or long cable?

Post by craigey1 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:15 pm

Sorry, for the complete newb question, but I removed the Hard drives & didn't take any notice of whch disk went to which SATA port.
I gather the disk with all the partitions is disk 1, but does it connect to the short SATA cable or the longer one?
After looking at the image (linked) I'm guessing it's the shorter one??
http://hax0r.schleppingsquid.net/Files/ ... ieGuts.gif

Thanks in advance

craigey1
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Re: newb question - Disk1 short or long cable?

Post by craigey1 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:33 pm

Sorry for the double-post. Does it even matter which drive goes to which SATA port?
Thanks

kosmaty
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Re: newb question - Disk1 short or long cable?

Post by kosmaty » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:30 pm

I am not an expert, but for example uBoot loads kernel from sda6 by default. Without kernel device won't start. So in my opinion this is important.

Moreover, according to the entries in fstab file, kernel mounts filesystem and it use specific (in fstab file) partition for it (insted of using UUID, when it doesn't matter).

andrek
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Re: newb question - Disk1 short or long cable?

Post by andrek » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:35 am

The short cable goes to the first disk (the one with multiple partitions) and the long cable goes to the second one (without partitions)

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