(Answer) (Category) Linux on PowerPC FAQ-O-Matic : (Category) MkLinux :
how can I change the SCSI id ?
When I got a new Mac, it was necessary to change the SCSI id of the

external HD which had my MkLinux files.

On the Mac side, lilo.conf can be accessed from simpletext or from

the "Custom..." button of the MkLinux control panel. My previous


(checked: sd = scsi device, a=scsi id 0, 5 = 5th partition

as seen using LinuxDisks...)

I changed to


when I changed the SCSI Id from 0 to 4.

Then, on the MkLinux side, I used LinuxDisks and simpletext

to grab, edit, and overwrite /etc/fstab to read:

/dev/sde5 / ext2 rw 1 1

/dev/sde6 none swap defaults 0 0

/dev/sde7 /usr ext2 rw 2 2

/proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

and it booted up on my new 7300, using a version of the macOS

without the system enabler...

by the way, anyone know what the last two fields are about?

If I add another parition, say /data, would it be 3 3 ?

Regards, Mike West mwest@nyx.net


From "man fstab"
       The  fifth field, (fs_freq), is used for these filesystems
       by the dump(8) command to determine which filesystems need
       to  be dumped.  If the fifth field is not present, a value
       of zero is returned and dump will assume that the filesys-
       tem does not need to be dumped.
The sixth field, (fs_passno), is used by the fsck(8) pro- gram to determine the order in which filesystem checks are done at reboot time. The root filesystem should be speci- fied with a fs_passno of 1, and other filesystems should have a fs_passno of 2. Filesystems within a drive will be checked sequentially, but filesystems on different drives will be checked at the same time to utilize parallelism available in the hardware. If the sixth field is not pre- sent or zero, a value of zero is returned and fsck will assume that the filesystem does not need to be checked.

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