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#1 2006-02-24 21:17:13

Komodo
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Registered: 2005-11-03
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Kernel 2.6.15 - DVD drives & Sata HDD missing, presumed

Since upgrading to 2.6.15, using the config file I always do, /dev/dvd cannot be found (my DVD drives aren't present anywhere in /dev, either as dvd | dvd1 | hdc | hdd...), and nor can my sata hard drive be recognised.

I tried mkinitrd auto, and nothing of use happened, it just gave me some spiel, and then 'ERROR: All of your loopback devices are in use!' . Any suggestions?  roll


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#2 2006-02-24 22:23:36

tomk
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Re: Kernel 2.6.15 - DVD drives & Sata HDD missing, presumed

Did you apply the uevent patch?

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#3 2006-02-24 23:42:07

Komodo
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Re: Kernel 2.6.15 - DVD drives & Sata HDD missing, presumed

..Que?

Umm... no... I only applied a single patch, to update to release 4 of the kernel. What's this uevent patch? Do I definitely need it?


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#4 2006-02-25 00:04:21

mmccaskill
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Re: Kernel 2.6.15 - DVD drives & Sata HDD missing, presumed

I think it is necessary. I had to apply it otherwise I got kernel panics. But I am not sure exactly why it is necessary. I too am curious as to why.

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#5 2006-02-25 00:27:04

tomk
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Re: Kernel 2.6.15 - DVD drives & Sata HDD missing, presumed

Definitely necessary - have a look here. Search the forum for uevent for more info, and if you still want more, there were a few threads on the ML too.

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#6 2006-02-25 01:21:44

Komodo
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Re: Kernel 2.6.15 - DVD drives & Sata HDD missing, presumed

Awesome, cheers tomk, I'll go check it out smile


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#7 2006-02-26 12:39:44

tpowa
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Re: Kernel 2.6.15 - DVD drives & Sata HDD missing, presumed

also the sata-enable patch should be applied

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#8 2006-02-27 08:16:02

iphitus
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Re: Kernel 2.6.15 - DVD drives & Sata HDD missing, presumed

patch tpowa mentioned is here: http://cvs.archlinux.org/cgi-bin/viewcv … text/plain

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#9 2006-02-28 14:54:08

Komodo
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Re: Kernel 2.6.15 - DVD drives & Sata HDD missing, presumed

thanks guys, i'll give that a shot.. i couldn't understand why my sata drive was still unworkable after applying the uevent patch. thanks especially for the link iphitus, that's saved me some time smile


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