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Old 02-21-2007, 11:40 AM   #1
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Slackware 11 Kernel 2.6.17.13 (huge26.s) does not detect my partitions. udev?


Hello.

I recently installed Slackware 11 with a full install, utilizing the
2.6.17.13 kernel from extra.
Everything is correctly set up except for my second hard disk drive.
They are set up like this:

First IDE controller, first position, 80GB HD with two partitions, one for
Windows XP (dual-boot) and one for Slackware.

First IDE controller, second position, 80GB HD with 4 partitions (500mb swap, 20GB reiserfs, 49,5GB reiserfs, 10GB FAT32).

The problem is that there is no way to mount the partitions on HDB, because the system does not recognize the partitions, only the disk.

HDA is correctly detected as HDA1, HDA2 but HDB does not have HDB1, HDB2, HDB3, HDB4, it only shows HDB on /dev.

I assume it has something to do with udev creation of the devices, but other than that I don't have a clue as to what it could be.

Anybody experienced something like this or know what may be going on?

Thanks a lot,
Felipe Malta

Last edited by femol; 02-21-2007 at 11:43 AM. Reason: Typo in the title
 
Old 02-21-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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I recently installed Slackware 11 with a full install, utilizing the
2.6.17.13 kernel from extra.
If what you are saying is that you installed with the standard kernel then installed the kernel from extras, then you will have to load the module for reiserfs. As the kernel in extras only has ext2 built in to it. Or you could use the one from the kernels directory, that one has reiserfs built in.

 
Old 02-21-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
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First of all thanks for your reply.

Well, what I did was boot with the huge26.s kernel to install. Then when asked which kernel I would want to use I choose from the installation disk this same kernel.

Upon booting the system I noticed there were many things that would not work (mouse, network cards, etc), so I installed from extras the kernel-modules package for this particular kernel I was using and all was well except for the aforementioned HDB problem.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Felipe Malta
 
Old 02-21-2007, 12:19 PM   #4
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Check with 'fisk -l' and see if it lists all of your partitions correctly.

 
Old 02-21-2007, 12:33 PM   #5
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It returned this:

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fdisk -l /dev/hdb

Disk /dev/hdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 1 70 562243+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hdb2 * 71 2550 19920600 83 Linux
/dev/hdb3 2551 8350 46588500 83 Linux
/dev/hdb4 ? 8351 9729 11076817+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

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Don't know what it means by "this does not look like a partition table" though. Any thoughts?
 
Old 02-21-2007, 12:47 PM   #6
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Fixed

Problem solved.Probably was a corrupted partition table on the second disk.

For the record to anyone having this problem, try running parted (or gparted) and resizing and/or deleting some partition, causing it to rewrite the partition table on the disk. This fixed it for me. Can't be held accountable for any damage though.

And thanks to you snowtigger, who tipped me off to the problem. I am happy now.
 
  


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