modprobe error when trying to load some block-major-*

Kevin Alm kevinalm at
Wed Nov 26 16:50:58 PST 2003

On Wednesday 26 November 2003 02:19 pm, andri at wrote:
> >Kevin Alm wrote:
> >Correction, block major 8 is scsi related. 33 and 34 are third and forth
> >ide respectively. You have an ide expansion card maybe? Kevin
> But this is a laptop, I don't have third or fourth ide. Just two, one for
> my harddisk and the other for my cdrom. I don't have any scsi devices and
> my /etc/modules.conf is empty. My computer is in another place now and I
> can't get to it but I'll post you my kernel dump message and something
> else useful when I get to my box.
> Best Regards Andri Mar Jónsson

Just to clarify, 3rd and 4th ide in this context means tertiary and quaternary 
ide channels (ports) each of which can have two devices, master and slave. 
They corespond to hde, hdf on 3 ; hdg, hdh on 4. But your right, it is very 
unlikely that a laptop would have them. 

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