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SubjectRe: Drive name slips...

On Thu, 17 Feb 2000 09:26:52 -0500, Chris Meadors <>

> Where devfs saved me, is I run up to 3 SCA drives in my machine. They
> have SCSI IDs 0, 1, and 2. Sometimes I'll pull out one of them and
> boot my machine without it. Pulling ID 2 is no big deal, /dev/sda and
> /dev/sdb are still ID 0 and 1. But if I pull ID 1 (I never pull ID 0,
> cause it is my boot drive, but still I have the option to) ID 0 is
> /dev/sda, but ID 2 becomes /dev/sdb. That just causes too much
> confusion. With devfs I can put the physical location of the drives
> (including their ID) in my fstab and not have to worry about which
> drives are in the machine.

You don't necessarily need devfs for that. You can mount ext2
filesystems based on their volume label or UUID, rather than by their


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