Subject: Re: partition bookkeeping
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
Date: 09/22/1999 22:28:43
On Wed, Sep 22, 1999 at 01:17:37PM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> 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.
I, as a rule, jumper the system disks (all the non-external disks) to
the low scsi id's, so that they don't jump if I change the external