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how do i find out which hardrive my OS is on?

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okay i have two identical hardrives with nothing on one and ubuntu and all my files on the other. i want to test a new HDD out and dont have enough power cords for antoher sata drive how do i figure out which is which?
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post #2 of 9
Unplug one and see if your OS loads.

If it doesn't it's probably on the other drive.
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lol yeah thats what i was thinking
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dur, lol..... 50/50 chance
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The HDD that looks more happy has linux on it
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okay got old 80gb out and now have a fresh free 200gb ready for teh pronz to be saved on!
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post #7 of 9
#sudo fdisk -l

That should reveal the partition tables on all harddrives in your system... the one that has "nothing" should be clean...
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Quote:
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#sudo fdisk -l

That should reveal the partition tables on all harddrives in your system... the one that has "nothing" should be clean...
Yes, but if they are identical hdds, how is he supposed to know which is which even after seeing the partition tables?

I say just unplug one and see if it boots. Easy enough =)
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post #9 of 9
You have 50/50 chance. Unplug one hd, then if your OS doesn't load, plug it back in and unplug the other.
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