I have just installed Ubuntu 6.06 on a desktop machine and it works fine, but i cannot use all my IDE disks.
I have one of my disks connected to Via VT6410 IDE/RAID chipset. The disk was recognized during installation, but now I cannot make it work. It's a pure data disk, with a huge partition with NTFS as file system. The NTFS support works, I can access other partitions with NTFS. I only want IDE support in the controller, no need for RAID. I can toggle the functionality of the controller in BIOS (IDE|RAID|Disabled)
When trying to boot into ubuntu the system hangs on "mounting root file system" and drops me to busybox, complaining about that hda3 does not exist (hda3 is where the root partition resides). If I disable VIA IDE RAID support in BIOS, everything works fine, but I want to use this controller as IDE (not RAID).
When I look in /dev there are normally (when VIA vt6410 is fully diabled disabled) the following disks:
But when I enable the chip (IDE functionality only) I find the following disks via busybox:
looks like the device names and/or mounting points become messed up.
My current fstab looks like:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda2 /boot ext3 defaults 0 2
/dev/hda6 /home ext3 defaults 0 2
/dev/hda1 /media/hda1 ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
/dev/hdd1 /media/hdd1 ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
/dev/hdd2 /media/hdd2 ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
/dev/hda5 /usr ext3 defaults 0 2
/dev/hda7 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdb /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
I don't know where 'hdd' comes from, I just have one disk connected right know, and it is hda, but during installation, my data disk was connected to the IDE controller ...
title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.16-ck12
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.16-ck12 root=/dev/hda3 ro quiet splash
title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.16-ck12 (recovery mode)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.16-ck12 root=/dev/hda3 ro single
title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-25-amd64-generic
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.15-25-amd64-generic root=/dev/hda3 ro quiet splash
title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-25-amd64-generic (recovery mode)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.15-25-amd64-generic root=/dev/hda3 ro single
### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
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title Other operating systems:
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# on /dev/hda1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
I found this patch: robertk.com/source/
but it says:
The functionality of this patch is already included in the main linux kernel versions 2.6.15-rc2 and later.
Is it some kernel option that's misconfigured?
Please could anyone help me and explain what I must do?