cant open /dev/hda

David Miller dmiller at
Tue Feb 28 02:58:32 CET 2006

Hi all,

I'm new to FAI so please bear with me.

I'm trying to install etch with FAI with nfsroot and PXE booting.
the kernel boots but stops at the partitioning of disks, the following 
appears in fai.log:

sfdisk: cannot open /dev/hda for reading
/dev/hda: no such file or directory

But I get lines like this in the kernel.log

<4>hda: attached ide-disk driver.
<6>hda: 160086528 sectors (81964 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=158816/16/63, 
<6>Partition check:
<6> hda: [PTBL] [9964/255/63] hda1 hda2 hda3

I've tried a number of the fai kernel versions with similar results.
any suggestions ?
if more logs are needed please tell me, didnt want to spam the list

Also the latest fai-kernels package in etch uses the new "linux-image" 
naming...I had problems make-fai-nfsroot not being able to find the 
kernel version, is this a bug ?



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