LFS Version 6.2 - 8.4. Making the LFS System Bootable

Brandon Peirce brandon_peirce at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 20 07:22:19 PDT 2006

S. Anthony Sequeira wrote:

>On Sun, 2006-08-20 at 14:40 +0200, Mag. Leonhard Landrock wrote:
> > As I said: My boot device for LFS is an external USB hard disk. In
> > fact, it is
> > a Western Digital WD2500BB in an external USB case.
> >
> > > If it's a SATA disk, you will find the SATA drivers under SCSI low
> > level
> > > drivers in the kernel config. If you're not sure which SATA driver
> > to use,
> > > `lsmod |grep sata_' on your host box should be helpful.
> >
> > No. It should be an IDE device. Take a look
> > at "http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=41".
>USB drives are supported by the SCSI drivers. Make sure you have the
>relevant SCSI options compiled into the kernel.

In fact, the kernel has deprecated support for SATA under IDE and the
"modern" SATA support is under SCSI.  On my system, the BIOS shows
my SATA interface as a 3rd IDE intf but nevertheless my Linux kernel
uses SCSI.  Granted, it's not an external USB device, but I still think it
would be worth double-checking what support you have configured into
your kernel, and also compare how your Debian host is accessing the
disk as with the lsmod command, for example.

See also the thread that concludes with


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