latest feisty kernel can't see hda

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at
Fri Apr 27 05:08:51 UTC 2007

On 4/26/07, Terence Simpson <stdin at> wrote:
> 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
> >
> >
> In feisty there is no hda, everything is done in SCSI. so /dev/sda may
> be your old hda.

That was it!  Thanks.  I hadn't heard about IDE becoming scsi, or
rather I hadn't heard that it had happened.

This was caused by me putting a second HD in the system.  I couldn't
figure out how to give it a UUID, so I just used the partition number.

Is there a way to attach a UUID to the partition now so this doesn't
happen again?


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