Noprobe not working for SCSI

Dan Barker dbarker at
Wed Apr 2 09:34:46 PDT 2008

[Toppost]: While waiting for inspiration to hit me, I upgraded VMWare Server
from 1.0.4 to 1.0.5. The probes now do not occur, with or without the
noprobe in GRUB. Odd, but satisfying.


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[mailto:lfs-support-bounces at] On Behalf Of Dan Barker
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 11:00 AM
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Subject: Noprobe not working for SCSI

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

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