Noprobe not working for SCSI

Dan Barker dbarker at
Wed Apr 2 07:59:43 PDT 2008

I've moved my LFS 6.3 from real SATA to VMWARE (Server 1.0.4) SCSI.
I added the BusLogic SCSI support in the kernel and it boots fine.

However, it wastes about 10 seconds each checking for sdc, sdd, sde, ...
sdo. Adding sdc=noprobe after the root in grub has no effect. Is this syntax
wrong? What else can I do (besides set up 14 8M drives to ignore).

Dan Barker

root (hd0,0)
Kernel /boot/bzImage root=/dev/sda1 sdc=noprobe sdd=noprobe ... sdo=noprobe

PS: sdb1 is swap.

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