Re: hde vs hda drive designation
Alvin Oga wrote:
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
The kernel I boot successfully from (2.2.20, which is the original kernel
set up during installation) has no problem recognizing /dev/hde as the device
on which my hard drive is located.
The problem is that when I use a customized kernel, it is seeing the hard
drive as /dev/hda, and panics.
I have an ASUS A7V8X-LA motherboard (the specs can be found here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&dest_page=product&product=407672&dlc=en&docname=c00069442
), which has onboard UDMA IDE connectors, which are being used for my hard
drive (there is only one).
I need to find a way to have my original kernel (I recognize that I may have
to reinstall from scratch) see the hard drive as being /dev/hda, instead
I think there may be UDMA floppy images somewhere which address this issue,
but I've not been able to find them.
My "hde" is plugged directly into the motherboard's UDMA port.
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 --
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
I doubt anything's broken. This is a brand new system, barely a month old,
and I've had no indication that anything is wrong, other than that precompiled
kernels recognize my hd as /dev/hde instead of /dev/hda.
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