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I built a new computer about a month ago and am trying to install slackware 10.1 on it. My motherboard is a Asus P5GD1 motherboard with the 915P chipset. It ...
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    Slackware install help


    I built a new computer about a month ago and am trying to install slackware 10.1 on it. My motherboard is a Asus P5GD1 motherboard with the 915P chipset. It has a ITE 8212F RAID controller with 1 maxtor 250gig IDE HDD connected to it. Windows detects the HDD as a SCSI disk drive.
    I have the HDD partitioned with a linux partition on it after the windows partition.

    When installing Slackware 10.1 using any of the boot kernels provided with the install CD, I am having problems getting slackware to see my HDD. /dev/hda1 points to my dvd writer, /dev/hda2 points to my cdwriter. /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 points to the 2 partitions on my external usb mass storage device. I need some advice on getting slackware to see my maxtor HDD, and what the /dev/?? should be.

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    Can you post the output of 'dmesg' when using the most likely kernel?

    Eh, /dev/hdb or /dev/sdb ?

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    Well, since it's a SCSI drive it should be /dev/sdb1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen Angel
    Well, since it's a SCSI drive it should be /dev/sdb1.
    "Windows detects the HDD as a SCSI disk drive." - It is a IDE drive (according to the first post)...

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    With the fact it's attached to the raid controller it will be considered a SCSI drive in Linux. I think it will be /dev/sdb as well.
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    ok, still havn't been able to get linux to find my HDD. /dev/sdb isn't being detected.
    so here is the dmesg output.
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    PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:1d.3
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 04:00.0
    PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:1c.1
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 02:00.0
    PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:1f.1
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:1d.2
    PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:1f.3
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:1d.1
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:1f.2
    Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
    Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
    Initializing RT netlink socket
    Starting kswapd
    VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
    Journalled Block Device driver loaded
    pty: 512 Unix98 ptys configured
    Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
    ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
    ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
    Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
    Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
    FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
    RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 6464K size 1024 blocksize
    loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
    Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
    ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
    ICH6: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:1f.1
    PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:1f.1
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:1d.2
    ICH6: chipset revision 3
    ICH6: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
    hda: GENERIC DVD RW 8XMax, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    hdb: Hewlett-Packard CD-Writer Plus 8100, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    hda: attached ide-cdrom driver.
    hda: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
    Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
    hdb: attached ide-cdrom driver.
    hdb: ATAPI 24X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 1024kB Cache, DMA
    SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
    Loading Adaptec I2O RAID: Version 2.4 Build 5
    Detecting Adaptec I2O RAID controllers...
    Red Hat/Adaptec aacraid driver (1.1-3 Jan 20 2005 16:18:15)
    kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
    kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
    kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
    md: linear personality registered as nr 1
    md: raid0 personality registered as nr 2
    md: raid1 personality registered as nr 3
    md: raid5 personality registered as nr 4
    raid5: measuring checksumming speed
    8regs : 3297.200 MB/sec
    32regs : 2214.800 MB/sec
    pIII_sse : 5205.600 MB/sec
    pII_mmx : 3258.400 MB/sec
    p5_mmx : 3268.800 MB/sec
    raid5: using function: pIII_sse (5205.600 MB/sec)
    md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
    md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
    md: autorun ...
    md: ... autorun DONE.
    LVM version 1.0.8(17/11/2003)
    Initializing Cryptographic API
    NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
    IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
    IP: routing cache hash table of 8192 buckets, 64Kbytes
    TCP: Hash tables configured (established 262144 bind 65536)
    Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
    NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
    RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
    Freeing initrd memory: 2601k freed
    EXT2-fs warning: checktime reached, running e2fsck is recommended
    VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
    Freeing unused kernel memory: 124k freed
    usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
    usb.c: registered new driver hub
    PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:1d.7
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1d.0
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.7 to 64
    ehci_hcd 00:1d.7: PCI device 8086:265c (Intel Corp.)
    ehci_hcd 00:1d.7: irq 11, pci mem f8825800
    usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    ehci_hcd 00:1d.7: BIOS handoff failed (104, 1010001)
    ehci_hcd 00:1d.7: enabled 64bit PCI DMA
    PCI: cache line size of 128 is not supported by device 00:1d.7
    ehci_hcd 00:1d.7: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2003-Dec-29/2.4
    hub.c: USB hub found
    hub.c: 8 ports detected
    uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
    PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:1d.0
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1d.7
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.0 to 64
    uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x9880, IRQ 11
    usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
    hub.c: USB hub found
    hub.c: 2 ports detected
    PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:1d.1
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:1f.2
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:1f.3
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.1 to 64
    uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x9c00, IRQ 5
    usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
    hub.c: USB hub found
    hub.c: 2 ports detected
    PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:1d.2
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:1f.1
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.2 to 64
    uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xa000, IRQ 5
    usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
    hub.c: USB hub found
    hub.c: 2 ports detected
    PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:1d.3
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:01.0
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:1b.0
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:1c.0
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 04:00.0
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.3 to 64
    uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xa080, IRQ 10
    usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
    hub.c: USB hub found
    hub.c: 2 ports detected
    usb.c: registered new driver usbkbd
    usbkbd.c: :USB HID Boot Protocol keyboard driver
    usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
    usb.c: registered new driver hid
    hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz>
    hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
    mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
    Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
    usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
    USB Mass Storage support registered.
    hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.7-2, assigned address 2
    scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    Vendor: Maxtor Model: OneTouch Rev: 0200
    Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    Attached scsi disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
    SCSI device sda: 320171008 512-byte hdwr sectors (163928 MB)
    Partition check:
    sda: sda1 sda2
    WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
    USB Mass Storage device found at 2
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    hopefully this info will help.

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    It appears that Slackware doesn't recognize your onboard controller. Maybe you should try another distro, using a live CD may be the best route as you can see whether the distro sees the controller/drive before you install.
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