Please keep the old IDE chipset drivers so that external CD writers can work

Wenzhuo Zhang wenzhuo at
Fri Apr 4 02:47:22 UTC 2008

Rick Knight wrote:

> That's almost done it. I can see my two CD drives, /dev/hdc and
> /dev/hdd. It seems that something else is still missing, or maybe I need
> to take something out. Would anything else be effected by taking out
> libata?

/etc/initramfs-tools/modules should be empty by default. libata
drivers are loaded by the scripts in the initramfs image of Gutsy.
By adding IDE drivers to /etc/initramfs-tools/modules, IDE drivers
get loaded first. Therefore you should remove anything related to
libata in /etc/initramfs-tools/modules.

If it fixes your problem, join my petition to keep the old IDE
chipset drivers. :) I suggest you try the Hardy beta desktop CD
to find out if the problem is still there.


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