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[opensuse] External USB hard disks swapping mount-points
  • From: Martin Mielke <m_mlk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 03:00:44 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <162378.36767.qm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi list,

some weeks ago I bought 2 external USB 2.0 hard disks to use them as
mass-storage for assorted data.

I created the ext3 filesystem on both and mounted them just fine under /disk1
and /disk2.

This is how it looks like now (correct way):
/dev/sdb1 480719088 96188532 360111356 22% /disk1
/dev/sdc1 480719088 252211016 204088872 56% /disk2

Yesterday I had to reboot the system to apply some patches and found those
external hard disks wrongly mounted when the system came back to life:
/dev/sdb1 480719088 96188532 360111356 22% /disk2 <-- this should
be /disk1
/dev/sdc1 480719088 252211016 204088872 56% /disk1 <-- this should
be /disk2

My /etc/fstab has the following entries for them:
/dev/sdb1 /disk1 ext3 acl,user_xattr 0 0
/dev/sdc1 /disk2 ext3 acl,user_xattr 0 0

I rebooted the system 2 times more just to check this behavior and it seems
that /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdc1 are "swapped" at boot time sometimes for some
reason still unclear to me... and of course, I don't swap the USB cables :-P

Any idea why this happens??


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