[Bug 5913] Dapper: ThinkPad T42 HDD is hde when docked

Edward Mendelson emendelson at compuserve.com
Thu Mar 16 16:04:05 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: Ubuntu
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed
Affects: linux-source-2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

Dapper Flight 2 installs successfully in an UNdocked ThinkPad T42, and
installs itself on the internal hard disk, which it sees as hda.

However, when you then dock the same ThinkPad in the ThinkPad Dock II
(the one with an additional bay for a floppy or optical drive, etc.),
Ubuntu won't boot, because it now sees the same harddisk as hde, not

A similar problem occurs when installing to the ThinkPad in the dock II:
the installer sees the hard disk as hda, but when Ubuntu starts up, it
sees the disk as hde, and can't complete the installation.

I think this didn't happen in Breezy (though my Breezy setup was
different), but it's a major annoyance in Dapper.

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