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Re: usb hard drive changes from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb with sarge

On Sunday 11 December 2005 19:50, Jan Schledermann wrote:
> Jason Dunsmore wrote:
> > once in a while (can be every couple days or every couple weeks), my
> > usb hard drive changes from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb, and i see this in
> > dmesg:
> <snip>
> > after that happens, i have to remount my usb hard drive under /dev/sdb.
> >  after a reboot, it's at /dev/sda again. this causes all kinds of
> > problems, because i back up to that drive, so if it changes and i don't
> > catch it, my root drive gets maxed out. i'm using the prebuilt
> > 2.6.8-2-k7 kernel with sarge.
> >
> > any ideas how i can fix this?
> I have been using a couple of different usb sticks with kernels 2.6.12 -
> 2.6.14 without any problems (on an intel platform).
> Maybe you should upgrade your kernel. A number of usb related issues have
> been resolved since 2.6.8.

I have had had that problem since 2.6.<10 and still it is in 2.6.15rc5. 
Honestly, randomly recommending upgrading the kernel doesn't help much. 
Anyone can try that (and it should be one of the first things they try).

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