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Old 02-02-2004, 09:01 PM   #1
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Unhappy kernel 2.6: SATA drive detected but unusable. edx?

Hi, I am trying to setup a 2.6 kernel on my system. I have a promise 20376 softraid controller. I created a slackware custom cd, just to see if it would detect my drive. It gave me the ability to look around a bit because I wasn't confronted with the usual VFS kernel panic when it tried to sda which is my sata drive name in the kernel 2.4.22 of mandrake 9.2.
Here is what I got from dmesg:
SCSI1: sata_promise
Vendor: ATA Model: Maxtor 6y080m0 Rev:0,81
Type: Direct-Access
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
serio: i8042 AUX Port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 KBD Port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 Keyboard on isa 0060/serio0
md: linear personality register as nr 1
md: Raid0 personality register as nr 2
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_Disks=27
EISA: Probing bus 0 at eisa0
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configuring (established 32768 bind 65536)
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 8
NET: Registered protocol family 20
ACPI: (Supports S0 S1 S4 S5)
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE

and then the root fs is mounted into the ram for the bootdisk and I get VFS error that it cannot mount the fs or unknown-block(8,6)
It seems to me that the kernel detected the drive correctly... I don't understand that it is not mountable under sda since it is detected as the fist SCSI device. I notice that when the root fs was mounted into my ram that the ataraid was present under /dev but that it was empty. Also, /dev/eda strangely as the same number of parts than sda under mdk 9.2 but when I try to see the partition table under fdisk it cannot be loaded.
Thanks for reading.

Last edited by jplev22; 02-02-2004 at 09:02 PM.
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