I have the following problem:
If I connect an external USB-drive I get the message "ata_id: HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed for '/dev/sdb'"
After that I hit enter and all is o.k. I can mount the drive and copy files and so on.
But this is message very annoying!
If I boot from the SystemRescueCd this message does not appear - and so I think it is no hardware problem.
I took the kernel from the SystemRescueCd and got the error message again.
I think the "ata_id..." is from udev stuff but don't know exactly.
Can you help me?
How to suppress this message?
Last edited by fkr (2013-01-10 18:54:36)
Have you compiled the kernel with ATA support in kernel-config? Necessary. If yes, try to emerge 'autofs', which will auto-mount external devices/ file systems
I think the kernel-config is not the problem, because if I boot with the kernel from the SystemRescueCD the message appears too.
But I will try "emerge autofs" - that sounds good...
I will post the result.
No, "emerge autofs" didn't match...
Last edited by fkr (2012-12-11 17:12:12)
Do you have a DE installed? If yes, which one?
XFCE? GNOME? KDE?