Wrong major or minor number on /dev/sda* in 2.4.0-test1-ac7

From: goingware.com (crawford@dragnet.seagull.net)
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 21:04:59 EST

 If you'll see "Can't recognize Adaptec APA-1480 in 2.4.0-test1-ac4"
 you'll see that my problem recognizing my Adaptec SlimSCSI card was
 resolved by the patch posted by Garth Reese in that thread.
 The card is recognized and initialized (some message about downloading
 sequencing code and stuff, so I imagine the card must be functioning),
 however I tried mounting an Iomega Zip disk with a Macintosh HFS volume
 on it and got this message
 mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
 mount: /dev/sda1 has wrong major or minor number
 This worked under kernel 2.2.13. I'm using Slackware 7 and the device
 files were set up by the Slackware installer.
 ls -l /dev/sda1
 brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 1 Apr 29 1995 /dev/sda1
 I think zip disks may not have partition tables. I tried mounting
 "/dev/sda" which I think means the whole disk and not just a partition,
 and got the same message.
 Have the device numbers changed at all during kernel versions?
 Note that the Adaptec APA-1480 driver (apa1480_cb.o module) uses the
 aic7xxx driver which has had some other issues lately.
 Michael D. Crawford
 GoingWare Inc. - Expert Software Development and Consulting
    Tilting at Windmills for a Better Tomorrow.

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