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Old 09-03-2006, 05:36 AM   #1
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Angry Missing Block Device /dev/hdc1 !?!

Okay, basically, I have the entire OS installed on a SCSI hard drive /dev/sda. Then I setup the /home on an IDE hard drive /dev/hdc. In the /dev folder, I have: sda sda1 sda2 sda5 and hdc. There is NO hdc1 anywhere. I don't know if it is the kernel; I'm using 2.6.12, I'm not sure if that even supports my setup. PCLinuxOS doesn't list newer kernels. I can't even get my smp-kernels to boot, so I can't test them yet.

-I have followed the /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/disc link, it only goes to hdc.

-And no, I don't want to just use one hard drive. This is an old computer with a 9Gig scuzzy and a 6Gig ide.

+ Also, if anyone knows any PCLinuxOS repos for newer kernels. Mainly, something like 2.6.15-smp or newer, that would be appreciated.

Old 09-04-2006, 09:13 AM   #2
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2.6.16 plus is

(2) have a read of /var/log/dmesg and messages and syslog and see if any mention of hdc is made

post those lines of output pls

also what is the ouput of your /etc/fstab file

3) also what fs types are on your drives and how did you format and partition the hdc drive?

eg did you pcL or a live cd and name of executable etc

4) boot up a live cd such as knoppix and let it try and hw detect....if it fails i suggest you redo the partition and format.....

you probably guess I am thinking your partition table is not quite right
so also mention what is the bios boot drive order pls
Old 09-06-2006, 09:31 AM   #3
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Thanks, all it needed was a new kernel. 2.6.12 doesn't support my computers configuration. I wasn't sure where to look for repos, so thanks for that as well. Elive wasn't that difficult. I finally got a smp kernel to finish booting also.

I would have replied sooner; however, it took a while to download the kernel in synaptic.

Thanks again...


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