single SATA disk and yet identified as 'ad4'

James Seward jamesoff at
Mon May 11 14:56:15 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Jonathan McKeown <j.mckeown at> wrote:
> Your BIOS is reporting two IDE interfaces, each of which could have a master
> and slave disk drive, so ad0-3 are reserved for those four drives, meaning
> SATA starts at ad4.
> Some BIOSes let you change this.

Or you can take "option ATA_STATIC_ID" out of your kernel config.


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