[SATLUG] Hard Drive Designations

Alex Brandt alunduil at alunduil.com
Thu Jun 26 17:06:23 CDT 2014


On Monday, June 23, 2014 22:52:06 Steev Klimaszewski wrote:
> Typically the boot device is designated as sda, whether it's IDE or SATA,
> so that's definitely odd.  In the grand scheme of things, as long as your
> fstab is set up correctly and boot arguments are also correct, it doesn't
> particularly matter the name of the device.
> 
> I.E you could tell it in your bootargs that root=/dev/sdb2 and in your
> fstab you'd have something like
> 
> /dev/sdb1 /boot
> /dev/sdb2 /
> /dev/sda1 /media
> 
> Obviously that's incomplete, but regardless, it should work fine.  As to
> how some other distros do it, I'm not sure.

Another solution is to mark the filesystem with a UUID and use that in fstab 
et al to refer to the particular devices.

Regards,

-- 
Alex Brandt
Cloud Evangelist for Rackspace
http://blog.alunduil.com
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