Strange HDD order

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Feb 4 09:12:04 PST 2008

On Mon, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:22:30PM +0100, Christian Baer wrote:

> On Sun, 3 Feb 2008 09:40:53 -0600 Matt wrote:
> > Is the concern with the apparent out-of-order numbering based on how
> > you want to access these devices in areas like fstab? 
> No, not really. Once I set them up in the directory tree, what the drive's
> device name is won't make a diff to how the system works. I was more
> worried that maybe the device names (numbers) could change in the future
> and then I'd have to start wonderung about what drive is what now and
> where to mount what device now.

They won't change unless you move them.  If you rearrange the order
then their device numbers will change and you would have to modify
the /etc/fstab file.    But, they won't change just by rebooting
or something like that.   You would have to open the cabinet and 
move them.


> Regards,
> Chris
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