View Full Version : [ubuntu] New kernel lost my 2nd HDD after upgrade to hardy

May 4th, 2008, 05:32 PM

I have a Pentium III 866 with 768MB RAM and 2 IDE HDDs (WD 80 and 320 GB).
I have ran Ubuntu on this machine since version 6.10.

After upgrading from 7.10 to 8.04 the new kernel (2.6.24-16-generic) doesn't recognize my 2nd hard disk which hosts my /home partition.

The old kernel (2.6.22-14-generic) works fine.

No trace of my 2nd HD can be found in /dev/disk nor in the output of the command

fdisk -l
which only lists my first drive's partitions.

root@mizar:~# fdisk -l

Disco /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 byte
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cilindri of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe6cef0bc

Dispositivo Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 6235 50082606 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 6367 6464 787185 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 6465 9729 26226112+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 6236 6366 1052257+ 83 Linux

Le voci nella tabella delle partizioni non sono nello stesso ordine del disco

With the new kernel I can only log in as root (since the /root partition is on my first HD).

To log in as a normal user I must boot the old (gutsy) kernel.

Some weeks ago one of my HD drives (the one with Windows on) got broken so I bought the new 320GB HD, and I definitely got rid of Windows on my PC. All of my documents are now on my Ubuntu /home directory!