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Re: Backing Up CMOS Settings Under Linux

On Sun, May 03, 2009 at 03:19:50PM -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
> I first thought it was my imagination, but I have had
> two Dell Dimension computers change their boot drive order. I
> don't know when it happens because they change to boot the hard
> drive just after trying the floppy such that the CDROM is last.
> This makes it hard to boot from any CDROM until the CMOS gets
> changed back.
> As a computer user who is blind, this is annoying
> because one must look at the screen to set things back as there
> is no network interface or serial port or much of anything else
> up when in BIOS setup mode.

Perhaps you should try editing your /etc/fstab and mounting the devices
by their UUIDs, rather than their /dev/ names. I'd go into more detail,
but I have to head out; a quick Google search for "mounting by UUID"
should suffice.


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