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Bug 124230 - smartd fails during boot due to missing /dev/hda
smartd fails during boot due to missing /dev/hda
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel-utils (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-05-24 16:52 EDT by Aad Rijnberg
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-04 09:27:35 EDT
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Description Aad Rijnberg 2004-05-24 16:52:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
My motherboard (Asus A7V) has an ATA66 controller to which I connected
a DVD-burner as master on the secondary bus (/dev/hdc). Besides, a
Promise ATA100 controller is available to which two ATA100 harddisks
are connected as master and slave on the primary bus (/dev/hde and
/dev/hdf). Finally I have a SCSI disk (/dev/sda).

When smartd starts, I get the following feedback in /var/log/messages:
May 24 18:30:30 localhost smartd[1986]: smartd version 5.21 Copyright
(C) 2002-3 Bruce Allen 
May 24 18:30:30 localhost smartd[1986]: Home page is
May 24 18:30:30 localhost smartd[1986]: Opened configuration file
May 24 18:30:30 localhost smartd[1986]: Configuration file
/etc/smartd.conf parsed. 
May 24 18:30:30 localhost smartd[1986]: Device: /dev/hda, No such
device or address, open() failed 
May 24 18:30:30 localhost smartd[1986]: Unable to register ATA device
/dev/hda at line 30 of file /etc/smartd.conf 
May 24 18:30:30 localhost smartd[1986]: Unable to register device
/dev/hda (no Directive -d removable). Exiting. 
May 24 18:30:30 localhost smartd: smartd startup failed

This also happened when I ran Fedora Core 1.

I know how to fix it (edit /etc/smartd.conf), but for other people it
might be confusing that after a fresh install they see error messages
at start-up.

Is it possible to create the /etc/smartd.conf during the install after
detection of the available hardware? This would be the most generic
solution that would work on all systems.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
2.look in /var/log/messages

Actual Results:  See the feedback in /var/log/messages above

Expected Results:  It should activate smartd for hde and hdf, not nag
about hda not being present, and ignore sda (because it does not
support S.M.A.R.T.)

Additional info:
Comment 1 David Balažic 2004-06-09 03:25:56 EDT
Duplicate of bug 110747 ?
Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 12:31:10 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 3 John Thacker 2006-05-04 09:27:35 EDT
Closing per previous comment.

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