Basic Liinux Devices

Posted: September 22, 2010 in REDHAT 5 LinUX

The first partition on a IDE hard drive is called partition 1, and is called /dev/hda1 if the drive is the primary IDE master.

/dev/fd0 Floppy disk
/dev/hda1 IDE Hard drive 1, partition 1
/dev/hdb3 IDE Hard drive 2, partition 3
/dev/sda1 First SCSI interface (probably hard drive), device id 1
/dev/sdc3 First SCSI interface, device id 3
/dev/cdrom CD ROM drive
/dev/mouse Mouse device, sometimes a pointer to another device such as /dev/psaux, a ps/2 mouse driver.
primary IDE master /dev/hda
primary IDE slave /dev/hdb
secondary IDE master /dev/hdc
secondary IDE slave /dev/hdd

The first partition on a IDE hard drive is called partition 1, and is called /dev/hda1 if the drive is the primary IDE master.

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