LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Suse/Novell
User Name
Password
Suse/Novell This Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 11-29-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
BK2
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2007
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 15
Is it /dev/hda or /dev/sda? in opensuse 10.3


Hello all

I have 2 HDs :

Code:
1- bus: IDE
size: 60 GB

/dev/sda

2- bus:SCSI(USB)
size:80 GB
/dev/sdb
on openSUSE 10.2 the names were just like that:
/dev/hda
/dev/sda

why openSUSE 10.3 says that is /dev/sda. I think it must be like this(like opensuse 10.2):

/dev/hda
/dev/sda

not like thisopen suse 10.3):
/dev/sda
/dev/sdb

because with the new names I had mounting problems

any ides or information?

thanks a lot
 
Old 11-29-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
kilgoretrout
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,284

Rep: Reputation: 136Reputation: 136
The newer kernels are handling all hard drives, both ide and sata, under the scsi protocol. Consequently, the naming convention changes from hdx to sdx for ide hard drives and sata drives are still named sdx. This is part of the new libata in the kernel which is still undergoing fairly heavy development. Exactly what mounting problems are you having?
 
Old 11-29-2007, 02:41 PM   #3
bigrigdriver
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian Squeeze
Posts: 5,695

Rep: Reputation: 286Reputation: 286Reputation: 286
If you only change has been changing hdx to sdx, you can probably fix the mounting problems by editing /etc/fstab, and change every instance of hd to sd.

You should also check /boot/grub/menu.lst to see if it needs similar changes.
 
Old 11-29-2007, 08:13 PM   #4
BK2
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2007
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks you kilgoretrout .. great tip about the kernel thing

yes that's right bigrigdriver. all what I needed is editing fstab & and it's working well now

thank you all
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USB drive... /dev/sda1 doesn't show unless I try mounting /dev/sda as vfat finite Linux - Hardware 8 03-10-2009 12:52 AM
Linux 2.6.21.5 to 2.6.22.3: /dev/sda becomes /dev/hda CalcAndCoffee Linux - Laptop and Netbook 10 08-26-2007 10:08 AM
Install lilo on external drive (/dev/sda), then boot as INTERNAL (/dev/hda)? slackware-elf Slackware 3 08-18-2007 04:51 PM
Where is my HD? - not /dev/hda or /dev/sda ?? BrianK Linux - Hardware 11 04-24-2007 05:35 PM
Sandisk USB card Reader not linking /dev/sg0 to /dev/sda acidraven Linux - Hardware 1 06-19-2004 03:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:54 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration