[CentOS] scsi drive assignment problem

Tue Mar 27 11:43:16 UTC 2007
Will McDonald <wmcdonald at gmail.com>

On 27/03/07, James Fidell <james at cloud9.co.uk> wrote:
> I have a server which may or may not have a USB storage device connected
> when it boots.  It also attaches to a disk array with a number of
> logical disks using ISCSI.
> When booted with the USB device present, that is attached to /dev/sdb
> and the ISCSI disks are attached to /dev/sdc up.  If the USB device is
> not present, then the ISCSI disks are attached to /dev/sdb onwards.
> Is there a way to force the USB device not to be attached at all, or
> to delay it until after the ISCSI disks have been attached so that I
> get a predictable assignment of device names to the ISCSI disks?

You can assign specific drive naming/lettering conventions using UDev rules.