SCSI and IDE Drives - can't detect IDE drives

SCSI and IDE Drives - can't detect IDE drives

Post by db » Sun, 01 Dec 2002 00:27:28

I just installed RH8.  My drive configuration is 1 SCSI and 2 IDE drives
+ 2 IDE CD Roms.  At install time it only found the 1 scsi drive and the
2 IDE cd-roms.

lsmod shows the following:
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
sr_mod                 18200   0  (autoclean)
es1371                 34888   0  (autoclean)
gameport                3540   0  (autoclean) [es1371]
ac97_codec             13512   0  (autoclean) [es1371]
soundcore               7108   4  (autoclean) [es1371]
autofs                 13700   0  (autoclean) (unused)
3c59x                  31408   1
ipt_REJECT              3736   6  (autoclean)
iptable_filter          2412   1  (autoclean)
ip_tables              15608   2  [ipt_REJECT iptable_filter]
ide-scsi               10640   0
ide-cd                 33640   0
cdrom                  34144   0  [sr_mod ide-cd]
mousedev                5688   2
keybdev                 2976   0  (unused)
hid                    22404   0  (unused)
input                   6240   0  [mousedev keybdev hid]
usb-uhci               27276   0  (unused)
usbcore                80512   1  [hid usb-uhci]
ext3                   73024   1
jbd                    56752   1  [ext3]
aic7xxx               138452   4
sd_mod                 13552   8
scsi_mod              110344   4  [sr_mod ide-scsi aic7xxx sd_mod]

Any ideas how i can get the 2 ide drives detected so i can mount them?

thanks in advance.


1. can SCSI and IDE exist and SCSI be the FIRST drive detected?

: SCSI controller - 340 MB SCSI
: EIDE controller - 1 GB Seagate as Master on primary channel
:                    ATAPI CDROM as Slave on secondary channel.

: The above works fine with Slack 3.0.  My question is, is there a way to
: have the SCSI be the 'first drive', I guess meaning the first drive
: detected as opposed to the IDE being the first one.

Well, you can unplug the IDE drive, but that's not what you had in mind, eh?
The short answer is no.  That's all decided by the BIOS and there's not much
you can do about it short of hacking your BIOS.

The long answer is you probably don't need to.

: I am running OS/2 Boot Manager on my SCSI drive, and when I go into Linux
: (via bootdisk) and try to install LILO, it give me a warning stating that
: my root partition is NOT ON THE FIRST DRIVE.  This appears to be a problem
: because when I try to install LILO to the Superblock of my /dev/sda7 root
: partition it gives the above error and then I cannot access it with Boot
: Manager.

The only thing that matters to LILO is that the kernel is somewhere that can
be read using BIOS.  It doesn't have to be on the first drive (mine wasn't
for a long time).  You're trying to boot a kernel from the 8th (assuming
there's only one on the IDE drive) partition in your system and it could be
your BIOS is limited to the first N partitions, where N is less that 8.

If the problem is that the OS/2 boot manager can't boot the partition in
question, then I've no idea what to do.

The LILO documentation is quite good though not something you can breeze
through. I think there's a FAQ somewhere about using the OS/2 boot manager
with Linux.

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