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 of /dev/hde.
I think there may be UDMA floppy images somewhere which address this
issue, but I've not been able to find them.
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
My "hde" is plugged directly into the motherboard's UDMA port.
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
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