[Nottingham] Ubuntu 6.06 LTS udev (was: hell)

Paul Sladen notlug at paul.sladen.org
Fri Jul 14 21:21:30 BST 2006

On Thu, 13 Jul 2006, Michael Erskine wrote:
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/udev/+bug/6367/+index

This affects machines with multiple IDE controllers, where the order of the
controller on the PCI bus is differs from the 'natural' order.

The workaround is in the bug report, and involves specifying the partition
to boot from by ID, rather than transient location:

  1. Boot a desktop/LiveCD.
  2. Run  sudo /sbin/dumpe2fs /dev/sdX | grep UUID
  3. tell 'grub' or 'lilo' to boot with that ID:

     linux ... root=UUID=d4c51a2a-d93f-4dc1-8717-9c3cdb4d41ce


PS.  Everyone is going to get this [hopefully transparently] in the next
year as Linux switches everything through the SCSI layer.  So even your
current parallel IDE devices, or PCMCIA card readers will show up as
High on a tall bridge, surrounded by noisy lorries.  Nottingham, GB

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