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RE: Fixed (hardisk) device names?

Arnd Vehling <mailto:av@nethead.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> does anyone know how to fix the device name on a debian linux
> system? For example. If i have two IDE hardisks, the devices will
> be named like this.
> /dev/hda
> /dev/hdb
> If i now must remove the first harddisk (/dev/hda) the second
> (/dev/hdb) will be renamed to (/dev/hda) after the reboot. As i want
> /dev/hdb to be a mirror of /dev/hda and used as failover disk
> _without_ opening the case and tampering with the IDE bus setup, i
> want linux to keep the name /dev/hdb for the drive no matter what
> happens.

put one drive on IDE0, the other drive on IDE1. Then to 'remove' hda simply
disable IDE0 in the bios.

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