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Old 02-06-2005, 01:04 PM   #1
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New Kernel -> Can't read device /dev/hda


So I just compiled a new kernel with the 2.6.9 sources on my ubuntu system (5.04). And for some reason, on boot up, it says

device mapper: error adding target to table
device mapper: dm-linear: device lookup failed

about 5 times. All partitions on /dev/hda are no longer readable when booting up under this kernel. There is a fat32 one, and a freeBSD UFS. The system is on /dev/hdb, and the ntfs partition located on it is still readable.

Any ideas? I'm totally lost


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Old 02-06-2005, 08:02 PM   #2
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just a a guess

Is there any chance you are using Reiserfs?

From what little I know of the 2.6 series, it requires that you select reiserfs during kernel configuration.
Without selecting it, you will not see it.
Old 02-07-2005, 04:43 PM   #3
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thanks for the response

Actually, it turns out that evms was causing conflicts, so a simple uninstall did the trick


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