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Re: hde vs hda drive designation

On Mon, 17 Jan 2005, Taren wrote:

> I have a situation where, when I installed Debian Sarge, my hd was 
> recognized as 'hde' (as opposed to hda).
> Everything works fine, as long as I boot from the original kernel from 
> the installation media.

the kernel has an option "boot from pci" ( /dev/hde ) card first
> However, when I boot from a kernel compiled on my system, the kernel 
> panics, saying that I need to 'append a correct "root=" boot option'.

lilo: root=/dev/hda1 -- or -- 
lilo: root=/dev/hde1 

> Under the compiled kernel (2.6.10), my hd is recognized as 'hda', 
> instead of hde, now.

not possible ?? or its broken ..

i assume your "hde" is plugged into a pci card and NOT the motherboard

> If I try changing lilo.conf (that's the boot loader I'm using) to 
> reflect the 'new' hd designation of hda, but I am unable to run lilo, as 
> it can't find the disk.

yup... its doing exactly what yu told it ..  but its not what you wanted
> If anyone has a suggestion on how to get around this, I would appreciate 
> their sharing the information.

yo'd need to give more info 
	- do you have a pci based disk controller
	- youwill need to enable the kernel option to boot off hde
	- some motherboards do not support booting from hde

if you have dvd, cdrom .. put those on hde
	- and if it doesn't boot from cd.. you have your answer

c ya

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