[CentOS] directory /dev/disk/by-label

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Mon Sep 17 09:15:41 EDT 2012


Jerry Geis wrote:
>> Next question: what drive does the system see it as? You can try adding
>> rdshell to the end of the kernel line in grub, which gives you a very
>> rudimentary shell, and you can see what drive the *system* thinks it is.
>> Bet it's not grub's (hd0,0).
>
> Ok I booted back up this morning with rdshell.
> Was looking around and could really tell much.
> What exactly am I looking for?
> /dev/disk does not exist
> I did not see anything disk related in /dev.
> I tried to mount /dev/hda1 and /dev/sda1 and got errors on both.
>
> dmesg gave be output but could not pipe through grep, I could redirect
> to file but then did not know how to view the file by page in rdshell.
>
You need to read the help while in rdshell. For some obscure reason, there
doesn't seem to be a man page, at least on the first page of googling, and
that after trying a man on it. Try looking at
<http://tuxers.com/main/instigating-a-manual-boot-from-the-grub-prompt/>
Yes, I know he's ubuntu, but down here, there's not much difference. The
tab is *very* useful, since it will try autocomplete.

Hope this helps some.

        mark



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