[ubuntu-uk] IDE Flash Card Readers - Recommendations

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk
Sun Jan 6 17:44:34 GMT 2008

On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 15:47 +0000, Tom Bamford wrote:
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> However, recent versions of Ubuntu have shown all my laptop drives,
> including CF memory cards, as SCSI devices (/dev/sd* as opposed
> to /dev/hd*). My desktop dies a horrible death if I try to do the same
> with one of its hard drives, which are still shown as
> traditional /dev/hd* devices. Hope this helps shed some light.

This is to do with the new(er) versions of kernel 2.6 - now all HDDs are
displayed as /dev/sd* regardless of whether they are IDE, SCSI or SATA.
I can't remember the reasoning behind it, however I remember thinking
"that makes sense" at the time!



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