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Re: Upgrading to Lenny & 2.6.26: serverworks OSB4 IDE problem

Tim Day wrote:
I have an old dual-P3 Intel STL2 motherboard has been running Etch no
problem (2.6.18 kernel) for ages.
It has an IDE drive (root filesystem and swap, and it boots off it)
(/dev/hda on Etch) and a CD-ROM on the single IDE connector on the
motherboard, and a couple of big SATA drives hanging of some PCI-X card
(/dev/sda and /dev/sdb on Etch).

I upgraded it to lenny following the instructions (yes, setting
LABEL=rootfilesys on /dev/dha1 and changing /boot/grub/menu.lst
appropriately etc) but the 2.6.26 kernel seems to be completely ignorant
of the IDE devices and I just get the "Waiting for root filesystem..."
message.  (It can clearly see the SATA drives though).

I can boot back into 2.6.18 no problem (and now via the
LABEL=rootfilesys mechanism).

Alternatively, you can try the UUID=<filesystem-uuid> for mounting the drive. Another option is to specify the names as sda, sdb, etc.

You can check the output of `tune2fs -l' to determine the necessary parameters like label, UUID, etc.

In 2.6.18,
  dmesg | grep -i ide
lists (edited for relevance):
  Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
  ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus...
  SvrWks OSB4: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:0f.1
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x14c0-0x14c7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb: DMA
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x14c0-0x14c7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb: DMA
  Probing IDE interface ide0...
  id0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
  Probing IDE interface ide1...

But 2.6.26 only says
  Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver
  ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus...
  SvrWks OSB4: IDE controller (0x1166,0x0211 rev 0x00) at PCI slow
  Serverworks_IDE: probe of 0000:00:0f.1 failed with error -16
And once it drops me to the prompt, all I see is the SATA drives.

I'm a bit out of my depth here....

My original assumption was that I'd somehow run foul of the hd*/sd*
renaming issue the release notes make a big deal out of, but the fact my
old 2.6.18 kernel is booting just fine via the new kopts
root=LABLEL=rootfilesys stuff seems to indicate this isn't the case.
Now I'm thinking that the new kernel simply doesn't like my IDE
hardware.  Can anything be done about this ?  I tried adding
on the kernel command line (based on where 2.6.18 found it); it didn't
make any difference but I later found something at kerneltrap.org
suggesting ide*=... options had been removed by 2.6.26.

Please, any suggestions for how to get the system onto 2.6.26 gratefully



If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
                                       -- Albert Einstein

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