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Old 06-18-2009, 05:56 AM   #1
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no device name assigned to detected optical drive on pata_marvell

I can't find the device name of my optical drive that's connected to a Marvel PATA controller.
The kernel version used is:
This is what dmesg shows about the controller:

ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:02:00.0 to 64
ata7: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x2018 ctl 0x2026 bmdma 0x2000 irq 16
scsi6 : pata_marvell
BAR5:00:00 01:7F 02:22 03:CA 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 0A:00 0B:00 0C:01 0D:00 0E:00 0F:00
ATA: abnormal status 0x8 on port 0x201F
ATA: abnormal status 0x8 on port 0x201F
ata7.01: ATAPI, max UDMA/33
ata7.01: configured for UDMA/33
scsi 6:0:1:0: CD-ROM HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8164B 0L06 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5

As you can see, the drive itself is recognized, but no device name is assigned to it, therefor it can't be mounted.
Old 06-18-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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What distro is this?

And, please post the output of `lsscsi`

Old 07-03-2009, 05:21 AM   #3
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I've downloaded the latest version of the kernel, compiled it and it works now. My guess is when configuring that old version I must have missed something.
Anyway, the distribution is Slackware 11.0
I'm posting this in case someone else gets himself in a similar situation. There was nothing wrong except the way the kernel was compiled. Gotta be careful when using a new kernel on an older linux to include all those compatibility options.

Thank you for suggesting lsscsi. Had no clue that command even exists.


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