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    SubjectRe: Drive name slips...
    Hi,

    On Thu, 17 Feb 2000 09:26:52 -0500, Chris Meadors <chris@hereintown.net>
    said:

    > 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
    location.

    --Stephen

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