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SubjectRe: harddisk support
Daljeet writes:
> In the '/dev' tree, the device file entries for SCSI harddisks ranges from
> '/dev/sda' to '/dev/sdp'. If I attach 17 scsi harddisks to a system, the
> 17th harddisk is shown as '/dev/sdq' in '/proc/partitions' but there is no
> entry in the '/dev' tree. If I try to access '/dev/sdq' either through
> fdisk or through any other simple C programs, it gives error saying, can
> not open device '/dev/sdq'.
> How can I access more than 16 harddisks?

Use the MAKEDEV script to make the extra /dev/sd* entries. Like:

cd /dev; MAKEDEV sdq sdr sds sdt sdu sdv sdw sdx sdy sdz sdaa ...

You can make up to 128 SCSI disks, all the way to /dev/sddx.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
\ would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?" -- Dogbert
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