Re: Can't mount CD/DVD drives
On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 03:45:01PM -0500, Austin Denyer wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Feb 2006 12:28:01 -0800
> Andrew Sharp <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 01:51:54PM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> > > On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 08:39:11AM -0500, Carl Brown wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Would this mess perhaps have something to do with udev/hotplug?
> > > > Dpkg says:
> > > > rc udev 0.056-3
> > > > ii hotplug 0.0.20040329-25
> > >
> > > There was a problem around 2.6.12 days as far as I remember where a
> > > bad initrd tool generated initrd images which loaded ide-scsi, and
> > > once that is done the initrd tool will make future ones to match
> > > your setup. I think 2.6.15 kernel will force it to not use
> > > ide-scsi at all, but I am not sure.
> > All true. I was a faithful user of 2.6.12 debian kernel up until
> > yesterday. If you unloaded the ide-scsi, it would at least oops,
> > sometimes harmlessly, sometimes fatally.
> > It sounds like there is some extra step to using debian kernels now?
> > It would be nice to get an FYI at least when installing one of these.
> > I tried the 2.6.15.x debian kernel yesterday, and it couldn't mount
> > root, I think because it wasn't loading the nv_sata module or the
> > md/raid1 or something.
> My feeling is along the lines of Carl's in that I think it is a udev
> I had a similar problem to you, Andy, with the 2.6.15 kernel and a
> RAID1 setup - it could not find /dev/md3 to mount it (/dev/md3 was the
Mine is not a udev issue, as it works with kernel.org kernel built w/o
need for an initrd. Also, I'm only using md0, so the kernel can handle
that. You might be having a udev issue however if you're using md3.
You might have to do a little extra configing with udev and/or