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

Abraham abrahams at teknohazard.com
Wed Sep 15 17:56:45 UTC 2010

Just taking a stab in the dark but... could this be something that could be
fixed with jumper settings or BIOS options? If your internal HDD isn't
specifically identified as the primary master, maybe the BIOS is guessing
every time?

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 12:49 PM, Kevin D. Snodgrass
<kdsnodgrass at yahoo.com>wrote:

> --- On Tue, 9/14/10, Trent Melcher <trentm at q.com> wrote:
> > Here is an old article but might
> > point you in the right direction,  it talks
> > about using the UUID of the disks since those don't change
> > across reboots.
> >
> > http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/146951
> >
> > Trent
> Nope, that is talking about using UUIDs for mounting purposes.  Notice I
> didn't meantion /dev/sda1, but /dev/sda.
> I want the device nodes to remain consistant.  I don't always have the
> external drive(s) attached and this screws up other things that must be
> pointed to a specific device special file in /dev, i.e. /dev/sda.  These
> other things don't really care where a partition is mounted as filesystems,
> partitions, mount points, UUIDs, etc. are meaningless...
> Kevin D. Snodgrass
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Abraham Serafino
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