Bug 77237 - new hdb harddrive only "findable" as hdd device?
new hdb harddrive only "findable" as hdd device?
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount (Show other bugs)
8.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-11-03 19:37 EST by Dan Clowater
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-04 17:31:06 EST
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Description Dan Clowater 2002-11-03 19:37:44 EST
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Description of problem:
I first double checked to see that the drive was slave and on ide0
chain.  Having done that and scratched my head I found this in my syslogger:

hda: QUANTUM FIREBALLP LM20.5, ATA DISK drive
hdb: QUANTUM FIREBALL EX6.4A, ATA DISK drive
hdc: Pioneer DVD-ROM ATAPIModel DVD-105S 011, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: SONY CD-RW CRX175E, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15

But when trying to fdisk the drive I can only seem to find it when I do a fdisk
/dev/hdd.

(I was not sure where to post this - I thought it mounting related though.)

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. installed the drive as slave on ide0
2. boot up
3. no drive @ hdb
	

Actual Results:  I tried accessing the drive but get the error:

# ./fdisk /dev/hdb

Unable to open /dev/hdb
#

but curiously I tried hdc and hdd and hdd was willing to be fdisked!?!? despite
that is is technically my CDRW.

Expected Results:  hdb = hdb, fdisk, write fs, happy.

Additional info:

Tried posting to comp.os.linux.hardware and psyche-listserv.  Without resolution.
Comment 1 Dan Clowater 2002-11-04 17:30:59 EST
To follow this up - I could not fdisk the hdd partition - as I came to surmise
that it is the write buffer on my CDRW.

So - I used pqmagic to clean and make my new 6GB drive into an ext3 system - yet
I cannot see/mount/fdisk/etc....anything to my hdb - I would think the drive
messed up - but I can see it with windows.
Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2002-12-10 15:59:45 EST
Sorry, this is one of those "call support because you have a totally weird hardware setup" 
type of bugs. :\ Those symptoms are really strange.

If you have a way for me to reproduce the problem on any random system, it'll be easier 
for me to try solving it.
Comment 3 Dan Clowater 2002-12-10 16:46:55 EST
Well I sorted this one out - forgot about the bug report - I had the burner in
the hdb slot before - so the grub.conf still pointed the scsi=ide thing to hdb.
 After I changed that to point to hdd (where the burner is) - no problems! 
Everything works great now.

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