[olug] How to force internal HDD to be sda?

Kevin D. Snodgrass kdsnodgrass at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 15 17:36:53 UTC 2010

--- On Sat, 9/11/10, webtrekker at cox.net <webtrekker at cox.net> wrote:
> I have had this happen before when
> mixing local scsi disk and the luns presented via the HBA
> from a SAN.  It came down to the order that the drivers
> were listed in the /etc/sysconfig/kernel for the mkinitrd.
> Like -- INITRD_MODULES="thermal qla2xxx mptspi ata_piix
> ata_generic processor fan"

Not much in /etc/sysconfig/kernel.  I don't think it would matter, since USB and SCSI HBA drivers are handled completely differently.

> I had to rearrange the order and recreate the initrd.
> I'm not 100% sure that this is the same problem with the
> usb, but something worth looking into...
> Patrick

Thanks for trying.  I did muck around in initramfs a bit to see what I could find.  Seems to be a partial mirror of the installed system.

Kevin D. Snodgrass


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