[ILUG] libata issue.
jm at jmason.org
Fri Feb 22 11:10:26 GMT 2008
libata has been adopted by Ubuntu too:
: jm 152...; df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3 82946556 67374076 11359036 86% /
: jm 153...; uname -a
Linux wall 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Dec 18 08:02:57 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
: exit=0 Fri Feb 22 11:07:35 GMT 2008; cd /home/jm/pp/solr
: jm 154...; cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 7.10 \n \l
I'm not sure how you're still seeing /dev/hda on Gutsy. Feisty was
terrible for this breakage, in that after a reboot I found myself dropped
into a maintainance shell with no clue about what had changed... (yeah
yeah I should have read the changelogs before 'apt-get upgrade'ing, I
perhaps Gutsy has been fixed to maintain backwards compat on upgrades
until you reformat and reinstall from scratch, at which point it adopts
the libata naming? I'm guessing here.
> The new version of OpenSuSE comes with an updated version of Libata that
> refers to IDE and SATA drives in an untraditional method compared to
> previous versions.
> Example: IDE drives are now seen as SDx instead of HDx.
> Also, previous versions of OpenSuSE and other distributions such as Ubuntu
> 7.10 and Mandriva 2008.1 see HDA (I.E, the IDE disk) on this machine as
> the first drive however OpenSuSE sees the first drive as SDA1. (I.E the
> first SATA disk). The computer is configured to boot Sata 1 first.
> 1. Why do other distributions see HDA as the first bootable drive?
> 2. Is this libata change one focused only on the OpenSuSE distribution?
> Or, will later versions of other distributions reflect this change also?
> I'm trying to install OpenSuSE, Ubuntu and Mandriva onto a test PC here.
> The configuration is 2 150GB SATA disks and 1 20GB IDE disk. OpenSuSE
> installs flawlessly however getting the boot loader working correctly on
> the two other machines is taking a bit more work. Before, I installed
> OpenSuSE then added Ubuntu to the grub menu manually however I'm only
> working with Ubuntu at the moment and it just doesn't seem to be
> configured correctly. It almost looks like it's stuck in an infinit loop.
> The word Grub is continually printed.
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