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Re: Sata-HD and IDE CD-Rom on etch/2.6.12 solved

On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 04:04:41PM -0500, David L. Johnson wrote:
> Many thanks to Lennart Sorensen for helping me fix this.  
> My initial problem was that my new machine, a Shuttle XPC with an Athlon
> Venice 3800+ cpu, a SATA hard drive, and an IDE CD-ROM (cdrw/dvd combo) would
> boot without any /dev/hd*, and would try to mount the cdrom on /dev/scd0.  If
> there was initially no disc in the tray, it would be impossible to mount CDs
> at all, if there were, it would, but things were flakey.  
> With the fix suggested by Lennart, all seems to be working properly.  I now
> have /dev/hdc  and the cd is mounted as an ide-cd on that device.  I've only
> booted it once, and that was with a cd in the tray, but it probably will work
> fine in general.  It seems much more stable now, and even Gnome automounting
> works (and is, btw, pretty cool).  
> Here is what I did:
> manually add ide-cd to /etc/mkinitrd/modules 
> then regenerate the initrd by (thanks for the further info on how to do
> this...)
> mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-1-amd64-generic

You might get better performance too if you use the k8 or em64t specific
kernel depending on whether you have an amd or intel cpu.  generic runs
on everything but isn't optimized specificly for either.  I guess in
your case you want the amd64-k8 kernel.

Len Sorensen

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