On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 08:27:21AM -1000, Vincent Poy wrote:
> > Or, simply unplug the harddrive from your laptop and plug it into another
> > machine to do the install. When I fubar'ed my laptop's fs not too long
> > ago, I hot-plugged my laptop harddrive into my desktop, issued an
> > "atacontrol reinit", and proceeded to merrily run sysinstall under a
> > chroot. Of course, this is by no means "the proper way", but it gets the
> > job done...
> This idea will work since I can always use the notebook hDD with
> the adapter to the desktop but what does the atacontrol reinit do exactly
> since couldn't I just do a fresh install and just move the drive?
atacontrol allows for hot-swapping of ata devices. Don't worry about it if
you just plan on installing the laptop drive and turning on the computer.
It'll act like any other normal drive.
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