Re: IDE floppy drives and devfs - no device nodes if no disk loaded atboot

From: Jeremy Jackson (
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 21:33:04 EST

Derrik Pates wrote:

> Subject says about all there is to say. I have figured out that IDE drives
> are enumerated as part of the boot-time partition check in
> fs/partitions/check.c, but if I don't have something loaded at boot time
> (IDE SuperDisk in PC at home, IDE Zip 100 in G3 tower at work), I never
> get device nodes at all with devfs. Something really needs to be done
> about this, IMHO.

hdparm's got a cmd line switch to unregiser/register and ide interface.
It tried it *once* and it just complained about cmd line args being wrong...
i'll have to look into it more. when working it should help your situation.

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