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Re: How do I force the SATA drive to be /dev/sda when IDE drive is present?



2008/6/18 Mikkel L. Ellertson <mikkel infinity-ltd com>:
> Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
>>
>> The kernel assigns SCSI device names in the order it finds them from
>> searching the hardware.  That's usually the boot device first.  Check to see
>> if you can change the boot order in your BIOS, that usually helps.
>>
> This is not going to help - the kernel does its own search, and does not
> rely on the BIOS order. (Grub does.) You could change the initrd so it only
> has the SATA drivers, so the SATA drive would be the first one found.
>
> Mikkel

Let me know if my thought process gets off track, but if the BIOS
points to the right boot device and grub listens to the BIOS that will
at least get you to the initrd, right? From that point couldn't you
specify the correct drive by label or UUID?

Richard


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