Re: sid installation to SATA disk
email@example.com (Lennart Sorensen) writes:
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2005 at 10:59:21AM -0800, Toshikazu Aiyama, Ph.D. wrote:
>> Thank you for your advice. I know it's a lost cause. And SATA
>> behaves more like SCSI.
>> But I like two thing about IDE incomparison to SCSI.
>> 1) It can have up to 63 partitions. SCSI device is allowed only
>> 15 partitions. I need to adapt to LVM, I know.
>> 2) No change of device name: If you connect to hdf, it is hdf
>> regardless of you installed hde. If your SCSI device detection
>> is in different order, then suddenly sdc is your sda. It's a
>> kind of a relative world. And it's hard to know sometimes where
>> you are!
>> But it has decided upstream somewhere, I simply need to adapt to
>> it. I really appreciate your advice, but I want to mention my
> Yeah linux is unfortunately one of the few unixes that does NOT have
> device names that map directly to a scsi bus,id,lun of the device. A
> real shame and very odd given how ide is handled. Of course I think
> with devfs is did have such devices for scsi, although I don't know if
> udev does.
You can configure it that way.
> On the other hand having sda be the first found disk is very handy for
> booting from software raid1 if a drive fails. It probably wouldn't be
> to hard to work with even if it didn't though.
Use LABEL= or UUID=. Much better than hardcoding a device.
> Len Sorensen