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Fedora Core "The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of the fourth and final test release of Fedora 7! Test 4 is for beta users." Announcement and release notes here. Update: Screenshots.
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/dev/sdx
by ozonehole on Thu 26th Apr 2007 23:31 UTC
ozonehole
Member since:
2006-01-07

Although it's not a big issue for me, I was just wondering - does anyone know why /dev/hdx has now been changed (in the Linux kernel) to /dev/sdx? I realize it's not a Fedora issue as such, but the kernel (I believe since 2.6.20) has gone to this syntax, and I was just curious as to what motivated this change.

Edited 2007-04-26 23:33

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RE: /dev/sdx
by Figs on Thu 26th Apr 2007 23:34 in reply to "/dev/sdx"
Figs Member since:
2006-01-31

Dude read the release notes:

"mportant Warnings about the Test Release
* The 2.6.21 kernel uses new IDE drivers which use the same
'libata' subsystem as the SATA drivers. As a side-effect, IDE
devices previously named /dev/hdX will now be named /dev/sdX.
This may cause problems with anything that mentions devices by
name instead of by filesystem label. Anaconda should be able to
detect most of these problems and help you fix them. "

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RE: /dev/sdx
by chocobanana on Thu 26th Apr 2007 23:35 in reply to "/dev/sdx"
chocobanana Member since:
2006-01-04

That's because Linux 2.6.20 introduced a new IDE infrastructure based on SATA - SATA and SCSI disk are refered as sdx and now so are PATA drives as well.

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