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Old 11-29-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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Is it /dev/hda or /dev/sda? in opensuse 10.3

Hello all

I have 2 HDs :

1- bus: IDE
size: 60 GB


2- bus:SCSI(USB)
size:80 GB
on openSUSE 10.2 the names were just like that:

why openSUSE 10.3 says that is /dev/sda. I think it must be like this(like opensuse 10.2):


not like thisopen suse 10.3):

because with the new names I had mounting problems

any ides or information?

thanks a lot
Old 11-29-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
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The newer kernels are handling all hard drives, both ide and sata, under the scsi protocol. Consequently, the naming convention changes from hdx to sdx for ide hard drives and sata drives are still named sdx. This is part of the new libata in the kernel which is still undergoing fairly heavy development. Exactly what mounting problems are you having?
Old 11-29-2007, 02:41 PM   #3
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If you only change has been changing hdx to sdx, you can probably fix the mounting problems by editing /etc/fstab, and change every instance of hd to sd.

You should also check /boot/grub/menu.lst to see if it needs similar changes.
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thanks you kilgoretrout .. great tip about the kernel thing

yes that's right bigrigdriver. all what I needed is editing fstab & and it's working well now

thank you all


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