Hi, I'm trying to map a logical volume (sata) as an ide drive from my centos 6.2 host to my centos 6.2 guest. Here is xml snippet: <disk type='block' device='disk'> <driver name='qemu' type='raw' cache='none' io='native'/> <source dev='/dev/VolGroup02/LogVol00'/> <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/> <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' unit='0'/> </disk> Dmesg shows this: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 5859368960 512-byte logical blocks: (2.99 TB/2.72 TiB) sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00 sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA sda: unknown partition table sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0 Inside the guest, it shows up as a sata drive: [root at nemedia ~]# sfdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 364728 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track sfdisk: ERROR: sector 0 does not have an msdos signature /dev/sda: unrecognized partition table type No partitions found [root at nemedia ~]# sfdisk -l /dev/hda /dev/hda: No such file or directory sfdisk: cannot open /dev/hda for reading I don't see how this would be a problem except for the fact that no matter what kind of filesystem I try to create on /dev/sda from the guest, I get errors when I try to mount it. No matter what I do, I cannot mount any filesystem from that device inside the guest. Both the cdrom and block device are showing up as scsi devices even though I'm passing them through as ide devices. Am I doing something wrong or am I missing something completely? I've try searching for solution or a hint, but I must not be searching for the right thing. Can anybody provide me some advice or point me somewhere? Thanks in advance. Brad -- Bradley Leonard EMail: bradley at stygianresearch.com Rob - "The hills are alive with the..the..sound of monkeys?" Bucky - "It's in the key of delicious." Life is simple. Humans make it complicated. -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.