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Re: [opensuse] Force drive ID?
On 2014-03-15 23:05 (GMT-0400) James Knott composed:

I'm trying to upgrade my system from a pair of IDE drives to a single
SATA drive, with the intention of removing the old drives when I'm
done. I'd like to have the old drives on the system, until I've copied
over everything I need. With the old drives plugged in, they always
come up as sda & sdb, with the new drive sdc. Is there any way to force
the new drive to be sda? I'm running 13.1.

Sometimes there is via BIOS, by setting NONE for the PATA devices, and/or by changing the IDE controller handling between Compatible and Enhanced, and/or changing the boot device priority to include SATA first and/or PATA not at all. To get past POST, the BIOS needs to know only about the device with the boot loader you want to use.

It's still best to set everything up do be independent of device names as Carlos wrote. I use labels on cmdlines and in fstabs for all native partitions, as I get to pick and thus remember and type without error whatever they are.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

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