Are all Ubuntu IDE drives now sda?

Larry Alkoff labradley at
Fri Feb 8 00:36:21 UTC 2008

I've put together a Ubuntu Server edition 7.10 using a single PATA IDE 
(not SATA) drive.

In /etc/fstab, I specify the drives with their ssid.

On bootup, the system is calling the partitions sda1 and sda5 (root and 

So my question is, has Ubuntu given up the old HDA nomenclature in favor 
of SDA in all cases of PATA and SATA drives?


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