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On Sat, 11 Sep 2010, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> I'll probably get kernel 2.6.34, update udev, and give it another shot.
This may have been mentioned already somewhere in the thread earlier,
but aside from the changes to udev, recent versions of the kernel have
also switched from the former behavior of just using Sata drivers for
real Sata drives and still providing the old ATA drivers for Pata, to
prefering Sata drivers for everything, even drives with Pata interfaces
(including DVD drives). The old Pata driver tree is still in the
kernel, but is now completely deprecated for just about everything now.
So the switch from /dev/hd* to /dev/sd* for such devices isn't just
cosmetic -- everything is now being handled by libata (which is the Sata
drivers), and if you have any Pata device drivers in your kernel config,
you'll want to get rid of those and replace them with equivalent drivers
from the Sata section of the kernel.
Not doing this will cause very strange behavior with regard to DVD
drives in udev and hal, especially if you use Gnome.
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