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On Sun, 2011-03-20 at 21:39 -0500, Dale wrote:
> One other thing since this appears to be a PATA/IDE driver issue, make
> sure you remove the old IDE part in the kernel. I forgot that on my
> system when I switched from the old IDE drivers to PATA.
I turned it into a module, but the module may have been auto-loaded. I
> Also, if you use grub, you may be able to learn if things are laid out
> the way you think they are. I had two IDE drives attached to the mobo
> and one SATA drive attached to a SATA PCI card. I expected the kernel
> to see the drives attached to the mobo first then the drive connected to
> the SATA card. It didn't work that way. I used grub to figure out that
> it was seeing the drive attached to the card first then the drives
> attached to the mobo.
I don't think this is the issue. The rescue disk brings up all of the
drives, including some LVM drives on the mapper device, which are built
on top of RAID-1 pairs. Although in a boot w.o. the rescue disk, the
kernel recognizes the root filesystem when I spec it with /dev/sda4 in
grub.conf, this recognitions seems to be lost later in the boot process.
There may be some conflicts. /dev/hda1 is a VMware partition, which
becomes /dev/sda1 in newer kernels. /dev/sda1 is also a SATA partition
which is part of a RAID-1 array. The Linux RAID-1 and LVM stuff seem to
pretty much take care of themselves, as long as the RAID and
device-mapper drivers are available in the kernel or as modules, and
this seems tangential to the problem.
Lindsay Haisley | "Everything works if you let it"
FMP Computer Services | (The Roadie)