Where did /dev/hda (/dev/hd*) go to?

Will Woods wwoods at redhat.com
Mon Mar 26 15:13:00 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-03-26 at 16:52 +0200, Mark wrote:
> Hey,
> i`m having no problem mounting SD(A) devices but somehow /dev/hda
> simply doesn`t exist.
> even stranger. the only h named thing in the /dev folder is hpet
> (/dev/hpet).
> /dev should contain hda till hdz and it doesn`t contain any of those. 
> is this a bug? or do i need to install a package first?
> i`m running rawhile with the latest updates.

The rawhide kernel uses the new PATA/IDE subsystem, which (like the SATA
subsystem) goes through SCSI layer. All disk devices are /dev/sdX now. 

To sum up:

/dev/hdX = old and busted
/dev/sdX = new hotness


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