[olug] How to force internal HDD to be sda?
tetherow at shwisp.net
Wed Sep 15 18:26:03 UTC 2010
Check to make sure your boot order in bios starts with your internal
hard disk and if you have the option to order the hard disks make sure
that the internal HD is first in the list. /dev assigns the HDs in the
order it sees them coming out of bios. If you always get /dev/sdb for
the internal drive then you can change the order in your devices.map
file in grub, but that doesn't sound like it is the case.
> 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.
>> 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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