[Server-devel] Weird Device Recognition in 163

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Sun May 25 19:30:56 EDT 2008

On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 6:06 AM, Anna <aschoolf at gmail.com> wrote:
> Instead of the prompt to pick the timezone, I got an error about
> anaconda not finding an sda device.  After  some messing around, I
> realized the hard drive was being seen as sdb.

What is the HW? Output of dmesg, lsmod and lspci should help here.
Perhaps the IDE/SATA bus is misconfigured at the BIOS or you have a
CDROM drive as master in the first channel?

Something _must_ be appearing as sda, what is it?

> The other weird device thing involved the second NIC.  The first one
> gets recognized as eth0 just fine.  However, the second one is seen as
> dummy0.  I put the hardware address for the second NIC in both
> /etc/sysconfig/olpc-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 and
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1, but service network restart
> still brought up dummy0.  As this was late Friday afternoon before a
> holiday weekend, the library staff was anxious to leave and needed to
> lock up, so I couldn't play around with it anymore and halted the system.
> So here's another question - any thoughts on why it wants to see the
> second NIC as dummy0 and how can I make it be eth1?

What hw and drivers are loaded?

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