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Old 04-23-2005, 07:07 AM   #1
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sata only works when computer is fully booted

hi ive just installed ubuntu on my computer and its really nice, but i have my /home directory stored on a sata device /dev/sda1 but i have to wait until ubuntu has loaded up into the gui before i can mount it i have placed the following command into the fstab

/dev/sda1 /home ext3 rw,user 0 0

but when the computer is booting it says:

/dev/sda1: error special device doesnt exist

does anyone know how i can mount the sata device on boot?? cheers
Old 04-23-2005, 07:17 AM   #2
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You need sata device driver kernel bootable image

Add something line as follows to your /etc/modprobe.conf file
alias scsi_hostadapter sata

Then reun depmode
depmod -ae -F /boot/

Build the disk using mkinitrd
mkinitrd -v -f /boot/

Replace with your kernel version

Hope this helps
Old 04-23-2005, 08:06 AM   #3
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ahhhr you legend tar very much!!!


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