Are all Ubuntu IDE drives now sda?
ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Fri Feb 8 01:42:45 UTC 2008
Larry Alkoff wrote:
> 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?
No, but some IDE chipsets now default to Libata drivers in the kernel
rather than some legacy IDE drivers. It all depends on your chipset though.
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