[CentOS] forcing device to USB HDD

Andrea Dell'Amico adellam at sevenseas.org
Sat Oct 27 18:25:25 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-10-27 at 10:28 -0700, John R Pierce wrote:
> Paul wrote:

> I suppose you could put a label on the drive (with tune2fs), then mount 
> it by LABEL=xxxx...  I dunno what else to suggest.
> linux's crappy way of handling disk device names is one of my bigger 
> gripes about it.     its really messy in a SAN environment where there's 
> several storage controllers.   /dev/sdf could be almost -anything-.    I 
> prefer the c1t1d1 notation of traditional Unix systems like Solaris, 
> although there still can be issues identifying the channel #s

udev takes care to provide unique names to disk devices. By label, or by
Take a look at /dev/disk/by-label or /dev/disk/by-uuid, and use those
entries as device names.

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