[Gnewsense-dev] Linux-libre: why replace hdaX with sdaX?

Karl Goetz karl at kgoetz.id.au
Wed Jun 22 23:36:41 UTC 2011

On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:53:12 +0200
Christophe Jarry <christophe.jarry at ouvaton.org> wrote:

> Dear developers,
> I would like to know why linux-libre now uses sdaX to name partitions
> when it used to name it after hdaX?

That change was made in Linux a long time ago; were you using an old

IIRC it was the shift to libata, @ 2.6.20 or 2.6.22 (This may have been
an option until recently, lxo might know more).

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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