Here's a more detailed background:
I've installed vmware server, and then installed Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.6 under that. My host OS is windows XP, and device driver shows my hard drive as Array (IDE\DISKARRAY).
When installing Linux, I got an error, No Hard Drives Have Been Found. The solution (per vmware forum) was to edit a .vmx file for my virtual machine and add the line, scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
the var/log/messages file says (in part):
local host smartd:
home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net
Opened configuration file /etc/smartd.conf
Configuration file /etc/smartd.conf parsed
Device: /dev/sda, opened
Device: /dev/sda. Bad IEC (SMART) mode page, err=5, skip device
Unable to register SCSI device /dev/sda at line 30 of file /etc/smartd. conf (no Directive -d removable). Exiting.
smartd startup failed
This seems to me to be related to the SCSI vs IDE issue ... but I'm not sure what to add or change in the .conf file.
Also, how do I read the smartd.conf man page?