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Old 03-01-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
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hard drive not detected

i have a maxtor 250 gig drive attached to my secondary ide cable.
it isnt showing up on a fdisk -l.
here is some of my mesg:

Kernel command line: ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
ide_setup: hdd=ide-scsi
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xe400-0xe407, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xe408-0xe40f, BIOS settings: hdcio, hddMA
hda: WDC WD800JB-00CRA1, ATA DISK drive
hdb: MAXTOR 6L060J3, ATA DISK drive
hdd: probing with STATUS(0x10) instead of ALTSTATUS(0x50)
hdd: probing with STATUS(0x10) instead of ALTSTATUS(0x51)
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 156301488 sectors (80026 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=9729/255/63, UDMA(100)
hdb: attached ide-disk driver.
hdb: host protected area => 1
hdb: 117266688 sectors (60041 MB) w/1819KiB Cache, CHS=7299/255/63, UDMA(133)
hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 >
hdb: hdb1 hdb2 hdb3 < hdb5 > hdb4

the hard drive hdd i assume.
any ideas
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ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
Did you replace a CDROM drive connected to the 2nd controller / slave with a hard drive?

If so, delete the hdd=ide-scsi from the boot loader config file. If using lilo be sure to run it before rebooting.
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What distro are you running?
It appears there are partitions on the second drive.
Is there a version of linux on the 2nd drive?
If so what version of linux is on it?

Depending on your answers.
Do you need the data on the 2nd drive?

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Old 03-01-2005, 05:24 PM   #4
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michaelk you were right. it works now. thanks for the quick response.


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