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Re: [opensuse] Confused by hard drive naming/position /dev/sda vs hd0 etc,
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 21:23:47 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.1003122114380.16913@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Friday, 2010-03-12 at 20:14 +0100, Philipp Thomas wrote:

Wellcome to the new dynamic world. Device names get assigned
dynamically so the drives get names according to the order in which
drives are probed or respond to probes and can't be relied on. That's
why we (SuSE) create symlinks in /dev/disk/by-id which point to the
corresponding device via an udev rule.

Related to this, I have a curiosity.

I mount by label, and I have noticed that sometimes a drive does not appear; I mean, the label does not appear. It can be the boot drive, in which case grub complains and stops; I just ctrl-alt-supr, and it works. On other times, it is a data drive, and the script that does the fsck fails because it can not find a partition and prompts the admin to do a manual fsck. I just pres ^D, it reboots, and things are fine.

What do you think? Hardware? Something is slow and the labeling code times out?

It is very sporadic.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
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