latest feisty kernel can't see hda

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Thu Apr 26 20:31:58 UTC 2007

On Thursday 26 April 2007, Michael Hirsch wrote:
> I guess I deserved it.  I gave my wife a hard time about not getting
> her updates, so last night she clicked "yes" on the upgrade to feisty.
>  I'm trying to put the peices back together :-(
> My main problem is that the new kernel (2.6.20-15) boots up, then
> can't find /dev/hda.  The root partition is on hda, and the /home
> directory is on sda.  It boots up and says that it couldn't find the
> filesystem (I can't give you the exact quote because it isn't able to
> write to the filesystem since it can't find it).
> I can boot off an earlier kernel (2.6.17-11) and everything works fine.
> I tried reinstalling the new kernel with no change in behavior.
> Anyone seen this?
> Michael

I have two SATA drives and quite often, on soft reboot, the sda will not be 
seen but sdb will.   usually a RESET boot   or even turning the machine off 
will solve the problem.

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