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Re: 3rd SATA scrambles drive order? "Begin: Waiting for root file system . . . . . ."

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On 01/03/08 11:52, Jonathan Wilson wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 January 2008 23:40, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> On Jan 2, 2008 9:37 PM, Jonathan Wilson <jw@mailsw.com> wrote:
>>> Is there something I can do about this? To make the new drive be sdc, I
>>> mean?
>> Why not mount by filesystem label instead of device name?  The
>> filesystem label doesn't change just because disks decided to detect
>> in a different order.
> On Thursday 03 January 2008 09:49, Ron Johnson wrote:
> [Are you Johnson's related? :-D]
>> But if you don't want to recreate your swap partitions, you can
>> still refer to them by UUID.
>> # tune2fs -l /dev/sda1 | grep UUID
>> Then edit /etc/fstab:
>> UUID="3324e03c-f071-47da-b5eb-3889836d802e" swap swap pri=1 0 0
>>> Is there no way to control the order that the sata controllers
>>> get mapped ?
>> Maybe, but labels and UUIDs obviate the need.
> Someone else said using IDs in fstab only works with ext2/3, obviously tune2fs 
> does, and I use ReiserFS. What then? I'm interested in the "Maybe" part, 
> since UUIDs won't work for my situation.

I believe that either "Someone else" is mistaken, or you are
misreading something.  Or I gave you the wrong command...
Obviously, tune2fs won't work on swap partitions.  So, instead use

# blkid /dev/sda1

(I use swap *files*, so can't give you an example from my own system.)

> P.S. I hadn't noticed that dave N had started a thread with the same question. 
> Duh :-)

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