> Have a look in /var/log/messages for errors coming from the
> sd driver (e.g. it could be stuck on a READ CAPACITY or MODE
> SENSE command). Other than that it could be a problem with
> devfs. You could make a temporary device node (e.g.
> 'cd /root; mknod my_sda b 8 0') then try fdisk on my_sda.
I see the same problem here without devfs.
The device does not even register itself as a block device. I.e., on
boot it is detected and listed as sda but no sda* device is a valid
block device. /sys/block/ does not list it.
Also no errors in dmesg...
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