! in disk device name?

Jerry Williams jwilliam at xmission.com
Thu Mar 30 03:49:48 UTC 2006

I installed FC5 on an old Compaq server and I have done it a couple of
The time before I only had a couple of the devices with ! in the name.
I had to use linux text to get it to install.  Don't think it has much of a
video card.  Can anyone tell me why the ! in the device name with df?
fdisk doesn't show it.

# df 
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on 
/dev/ida!c0d0p3         509796    196504    286976  41% / 
/dev/ida/c0d0p2         197562      9228    178134   5% /boot 
tmpfs                   128072         0    128072   0% /dev/shm 
/dev/ida!c0d0p9         126419      5671    114221   5% /home 
/dev/ida!c0d0p7         509780     16852    466616   4% /tmp 
/dev/ida!c0d0p6        2975888   2218184    604096  79% /usr 
/dev/ida!c0d0p5        2975888    125908   2696372   5% /var 
/dev/ida!c0d0p10        762724     17204    706152   3% /var/tmp

Also selinux stops it from booting.  Had to add selinux=0 into grub command
line to get it to boot.  I don't remember having the option during the
intall to turn off selinux.  In the Xwindows install yes, text install no.
And I ran into the problem with network cards switching names.
dmesg lists them one way and /etc/sysconfig/hwconf has them the other way.


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