Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Raffaele BELARDI <raffaele.belardi@××.com>
To: "gentoo-user@l.g.o" <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] PATA vs SATA kernel driver (was: 4 machines - no /dev/cdrom or /dev/dvd anymore)
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:23:25
1 On 01/07/2013 08:35 AM, Dale wrote:
2 > As I understand it, /dev/hdxx is no longer
3 > supported on current kernels. All hard drives are /dev/sdxx and optical
4 > drives are /dev/sr0(1,2,3,4 etc).
6 Not true, I'm using /dev/hd for all my PATA HD and DVD drives and
7 /dev/sd for the SATA HDs. Systems are ~amd64.
9 At the time /dev/sr was introduced I tried it and had problems on the
10 DVD burner (I don't recall which ones, maybe just related to the missing
11 /dev/dvd link) so I decided to stick with the old driver.
13 Is there any advantage to switch to the SATA driver also for PATA drives?
15 raffaele