How to predict drive number change for 7.3->8.1 upgrade?
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Fri Sep 17 16:45:54 UTC 2010
Freddie Cash <fjwcash at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 5:38 AM, Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de> wrote:
> > Remove "options ATA_STATIC_ID" from your kernel config
> > before building the new kernel and rebooting. Then your
> > first disk will be ad0, no matter what controller and
> > channel it is connected to. Be sure to update your
> > /etc/fstab file.
> Problem with doing that (no ATA_STATIC_ID) is that if you change the
> order that your PCI devices are enumerated, you will change the order
> in which your disks are probed, and all your numbers change again. :)
> And there's an option for this in every BIOS I've worked with. Plus,
> moving addon controllers from one slot to another will also re-number
> your devices.
He wrote that it is a rented server with just one drive.
I don't see how the drive number could ever change under
these circustances. So removing ATA_STATIC_ID is really
the easiest solution.
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