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Re: Sun Blade 100 -- Installer can't see disks

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 10:47:48PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 03:36:42PM -0500, Jordan Bettis wrote:
> > The image boots fine, and the installer progresses to disk detection,
> > at which point it says that it can not detect the disk, aska me to
> > select a driver.
> > 
> > Switching to the shell, I see the ALI IDE controller in lspci. I also
> > see in lsmod that alim15x3 is loaded. When I look in /proc/ide, I see
> > ide0 and ide1 directories, but no hda, hdb, etc.
> The hda, hdb etc devices would be in /dev. In any case, can you run

Hi. Thanks for your reply.

Yeah, I meant the device information directories, in /proc/ide, not
the device nodes themselves.

> 'fdisk -l' in that shell to search for any devices with partitions?

This produces no output. :<

After booting the machine back up to try fdisk, I noticed that there's
now a /proc/ide/hda directory. It links from /proc/ide/ide0/. I swear
it wasn't there before.

Poking through it, I get this:

ide-default version 0.9.newide


0=5x40,0t pcr_axmdc.1:770
:1012:.112 12

identify and settings are too verbose to transcribe unless it'd be
helpful. Of course, /dev/hda still doesn't exist.

Just a thought, would it be practical to get a PCI IDE controller for
this machine, and just bypass the crappy builtin one? I guess the main
hangup would be getting OB to boot from it.

Jordan Bettis

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