[TriLUG] Any Kubuntu/Ubuntu users explain to me why my IDE drives show up as sda?
randy at electronsweatshop.com
Thu Apr 17 22:19:26 EDT 2008
On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:12:49 -0400, Chess Griffin
<chess at chessgriffin.com> declared:
> Yes, this was a kernel change in 2.6.20, IIRC. I had something to do
> with the kernel using libATA drivers for PATA as well as SATA from
> now on. Since the kernel now uses this new PATA/IDE subsystem, which
> (like the SATA subsystem) goes through SCSI layer, all drives will
> show up as /dev/sd*. I see this same thing on Slackware, Arch Linux,
> and Debian as well.
Hmm, anybody know if this is actually an upstream change or not?
Because I am not seeing this change in kernel 2.6.24 on Gentoo with two
different systems that both use IDE. Perhaps it's just a patch to the
upstream kernel that was deployed for Debian and Debian-like systems
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