IBM 1GB Microdrive problem on (B)LFS

Rainer Peter Feller Rainer-Peter.Feller at
Tue Mar 7 05:37:41 PST 2006

On Tue, 2006-03-07 at 13:35 +0000, randhir phagura wrote:
> Hi,
> Reference my last post on the subject, as given below:
> >I am working on lfs-SVN-20051127 and blfs-.svn-20051101. >The system is 
> >Compaq Presario P-III laptop. I have IBM 1GB Microdrive >mounted at the usb 
> >port through SanDisk adapter. I want to install the latest >'lfs-svn' on 
> >the microdrive. The drive is detected as /dev/sda and I have >created an 
> >ext3 filesystem on it
> >After mounting /dev/sda1 on /mnt/lfs, I have created the >directory 
> >/mnt/lfs/tools. So far so good.
> >After sometime, during the installation of >binutils-2.16.1-pass 1, the 
> >drive /dev/sda disappears and is not detected.
> After checking further, I found that the drive keeps changing to 'sdb', 
> 'sdc' 'sdd' ....., successively.
> Any clues for this behaviour?

may be the device gets disconnected and then reconnected with new ID ...

CUH Rainer Peter Feller

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