Subject: Re: partition bookkeeping
To: Oleg Polyanski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 09/22/1999 13:17:37
On 23 Sep 1999, Oleg Polyanski wrote:
> >>>>> "IS" == Ignatios Souvatzis writes:
> >> I'm not sure that it makes our life easier. Right now we have floating
> >> disk naming scheme - disk detected first will get number `0' even if it
> >> has, for example, SCSI ID 5 so when I add another disk with SCSI ID
> >> number 2 (for example, I would like to add large /opt file system) it
> >> becomes first (i.e. sd0), not the former `first' disk. You cannot mount
> >> root fs without editing your `/etc/fstab'. It's weird. Disk naming
> >> scheme must depend on device physical properties (SCSI ID, master/slave
> >> or something like that).
You're always supposed to wire down your devices, once you get the system
up and running. :-) i.e. add
sd0 at scsibus0 target 5 lun 0
etc. to your kernel config file.
I'll admit I don't, but I take my chances with unit numbers moving around.