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Bug#457388: several disks

Op 09-01-2008 om 16:50 schreef Richard van der Veen:
> But the following caught my attention:
> I have now Debian (already upgraded to sid) on the 250 SATA disk on
> the place where Ubuntu 7.10 was installed and it did indeed boots. But
> while in the installer i used partition 10 on the 200GB PATA disk as
> swap space this swap space was not used when i got Debian up and
> running. I found out that while the installer sees my disks as sda,
> sdf and sdg (sdf and sdg for my 2 PATA disks), the kernel sees the 2
> PATA disks as sdb and sdc ...

Such has been reported before. Sadly I don't known what it caused.
(So I even don't known any workarounds for it ... )

> Anyway Debian runs again which made me happy. But still can see the messages:
> PCI: BIOS Bug: MCFG area at f0000000 is not E820-reserved
> PCI: Not using MMCONFIG.
> Not sure what to think of this.
> Thanks

Thank you for your feedback.

I have neither a definitive answer for the remaining issues.

For the disk renaming issue, I hope for some follow-up on this bugreport
or on the mailinglist debian-boot.

For the BIOS Bug, I would go for a BIOS upgrade.

For the 'PCI: Not using MMCONFIG', I did a short websearch, what I
understood from it, is it related to the BIOS bug.

Geert Stappers

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