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SubjectRe: Linux not adhering to BIOS Drive boot order?
On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 08:22:22PM +0100, Werner Almesberger wrote:
> The only cases when you really need to know the name of a disk is when
> - doing disk-level management, e.g. partitioning or creating file
> systems (*)
> - adding a swap partition (sigh)
> - telling your boot loader where to put its boot sector

2.4.0 with devfs mounted at boot time into /dev/

Only thing missing is that here /dev/scsi/host0/ propably should be
a symlink to something like /dev/bus/pci/BB/II.F ...
Or perhaps /dev/scsi/BUS/BB/II.F/busN/targetT/lunL/partP
but mixing in ISA-bus controllers is somewhat tough..

$ mount
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part3 on / type ext2 (rw)
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target2/lun0/part2 on /home type ext2 (rw)
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part4 on /usr type ext2 (rw)
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target2/lun0/part1 on /usr/src type ext2 (rw)
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 on /boot type ext2 (rw)

I do, of course, use mounting with LABEL=

This new style (which contains, hopefully, physical PCI location)
mount device paths will failry easily handle question about which
is where... And the partitions are PHYSICAL partition numbers,
not some logical ones. That is true with /dev/sdXP case as well
as with /dev/hdXP case.

> - Werner

/Matti Aarnio
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