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Old 10-03-2003, 06:06 PM   #1
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Question Gentoo installation not seeing SATA drives :(

The Gentoo LiveCD was able to detect my SATA drives,
and I happily put my first Gentoo installation onto /dev/hde2.

When I try to boot the new installation, however, it appears
that /dev/hde and /dev/hdg aren't being found by the kernel. This is a problem, since the root partition is /dev/hde2 -- the kernel panics.

I'm using the gentoo-sources-r6 kernel, built with genkernel. How do I make this see my Serial ATA controller? I'm starting
from stage3 because the computer won't have a net connection until I'm able to compile the wireless card driver against the kernel source. I'm not using RAID. (already gave up with that, since the silraid module is screwed)

Unabridged Supplementary info-

dmesg output for the LiveCD's kernel (gentoo with no extra options) shows that the SATA raid is found. This is missing from the installed kernel's output:

SiI3112 Serial ATA: IDE controller at PCI slot 01:0b.0
SiI3112 Serial ATA: chipset revision 2
SiI3112 Serial ATA: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
hde: ST3160023AS, ATA DISK drive
hdg: ST3160023AS, ATA DISK drive

I'm pretty sure that my GRUB conf is correct. It boots the kernel,
but it's not able to find the root partition:

root (hd2,1)
kernel (hd2,0)/kernel-2.4.20-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/hde2
initrd (hd2,0)/initrd-2.4.20-gentoo-r6

(/boot is /dev/hde1, root is /dev/hde2, and there are two IDE drives at /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd, which makes hde hd2)


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