my kernel won't recognize ide drives

Dominic Ringuet dringuet at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 11:30:39 PDT 2010


There is a problem I meet from time to time while trying to minimize the
size of my kernel; using only the mainboard drivers fail without success.
You also have to compile the generic ide drivers into the kernel.

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 5:01 AM, Jan-Christoph Bornschlegel <
trollfood at googlemail.com> wrote:

> William Immendorf schrieb:
> > On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Scott Kopel <skopel at fsu.edu> wrote:
> >> So the question is what kernel configuration changes do I have to make
> to get the kernel to recognize my ide drives? I realize that new kernels
> name ide drives sdx and that's fine. I don't need them to be labeled hdx. I
> simply want them to be recognized by the kernel.
> > Look in Device Drivers-> Sereal ATA and Parallel ATA drivers, and you
> > should see PATA and SATA drivers. Enable one that matches your hard
> > disk controller, or just enable "Generic ATA Support".
>
>
> What I usually do in those cases is matching the output of "hwinfo"
> against the help texts in the menuconfig.
>
> I had a special case here because I use a PCI PATA controller card with
> additional drives which needs a different driver than the onboard
> controllers, and these two drivers use different naming schemes, so I
> ended up having hda and sda/sdb, which spoiled grub's menu.lst entries a
> little. So just in case, when booting and unsure which drive has what
> number, use the tab expansion in the grub interactive shell.
>
> Cheers,
> Jan
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