2009.0 device name changes, and limit on number of partitions. - Mandriva

This is a discussion on 2009.0 device name changes, and limit on number of partitions. - Mandriva ; With 2008.1 (and prior), I have two ide (pata) hard drives, hda, and hdb, a dvd burner, hdc, and a usb drive, sda. With 2009.0, the device names are changed as follows hda -> sda hdb -> sdb hdc -> ...

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  1. 2009.0 device name changes, and limit on number of partitions.


    With 2008.1 (and prior), I have two ide (pata) hard drives, hda, and hdb, a
    dvd burner, hdc, and a usb drive, sda.

    With 2009.0, the device names are changed as follows
    hda -> sda
    hdb -> sdb
    hdc -> sr0
    sda -> sdc

    When I booted the install for 2009.0, I got the warning about the number
    of partitions being inconsistent. Rebooted to 2008.1, moved things around
    and deleted the partitions hda16, 17 & 18.

    Installed 2009.0, and I've started to get used to the new device names.

    One problem I had, that took me a while to figure out. Getting VirtualBox
    working (having copied the settings from 2008.1), the cd device was still
    set to hdc. VirtualBox doesn't notice or warn you about this. It just
    caused a blue screen when trying to start xp, under VirtualBox.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  2. Re: 2009.0 device name changes, and limit on number of partitions.

    David W. Hodgins wrote:

    >
    > With 2008.1 (and prior), I have two ide (pata) hard drives, hda, and hdb,
    > a dvd burner, hdc, and a usb drive, sda.
    >
    > With 2009.0, the device names are changed as follows
    > hda -> sda
    > hdb -> sdb
    > hdc -> sr0
    > sda -> sdc
    >
    > When I booted the install for 2009.0, I got the warning about the number
    > of partitions being inconsistent. Rebooted to 2008.1, moved things around
    > and deleted the partitions hda16, 17 & 18.
    >
    > Installed 2009.0, and I've started to get used to the new device names.
    >
    > One problem I had, that took me a while to figure out. Getting VirtualBox
    > working (having copied the settings from 2008.1), the cd device was still
    > set to hdc. VirtualBox doesn't notice or warn you about this. It just
    > caused a blue screen when trying to start xp, under VirtualBox.
    >
    > Regards, Dave Hodgins
    >

    Sounds as though they think that PATA drives are now history. I noticed
    that my Asus CD-Rom, previously /dev/hda, was now /dev/s** - forgotten
    what. I have reinstalled 2008.1. If others can survive on MDK 10, I can
    keep 2008.1 a bit longer.

    In my experience, VirtualBox was using /dev/cdrom - which is a symlink
    anyway.

    Another thing, I took my PATA drive out and mounted it in a USB case because
    the BIOS insisted it was the primary drive. I have just found a BIOS
    setting to take care of that.

    Personally, I am looking at a change of desktop. It is about time that KDE
    went back to being a desktop environment, and not trying to replace MCC.
    But GNOME is a joke.

    Doug.
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  3. Re: 2009.0 device name changes, and limit on number of partitions.

    On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 23:54:34 +1100, Doug Laidlaw wrote:

    > Sounds as though they think that PATA drives are now history. I noticed
    > that my Asus CD-Rom, previously /dev/hda, was now /dev/s**


    No. All that happened was that the special kernel interface for PATA
    drives has been deprecated and PATA drives are now treated like SCSI,
    SATA, and USB drives have been, using the same kernel interface.

  4. Re: 2009.0 device name changes, and limit on number of partitions.

    "David W. Hodgins" wrote:

    >With 2009.0, the device names are changed as follows
    >hda -> sda
    >hdb -> sdb
    >hdc -> sr0
    >sda -> sdc


    I'd used /dev/cdrom in some scripts, and that still works. It did link
    to hdc and now links to sr0.

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    Dave Farrance

  5. Re: 2009.0 device name changes, and limit on number of partitions.

    On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 08:54:34 -0400, Doug Laidlaw wrote:

    > In my experience, VirtualBox was using /dev/cdrom - which is a symlink
    > anyway.


    I had selected the cd/dvd drive using the dropdown selection box in VirtualBox
    settings. In ~/VirtualBox/Machines/$vmname/$vmname.xml, it put


    After using the settings to reselect the host drive, it now has


    So the VirtualBox settings use the actual device name, not a symlink.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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