[CentOS] Boot disk changes from /dev/sda during install to /dev/sdb on first boot

Thu May 1 06:39:16 UTC 2008
Jeff Larsen <jlar310 at gmail.com>

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 12:51 AM, Joseph L. Casale
<jcasale at activenetwerx.com> wrote:
> >It's been suggested (in the Dell Linux mailing list) that it is
>  >related to the virtual CD device of the DRAC.
>  As far as I know, it is. I recall something about it emulating a
>  usb drive so it could be hot plugged with a new "disc" if you will.
>  >But why would it change after install? Is it perhaps a difference in drivers that are
>  >available in the installer vs. the live kernel?
>  How did you install out of curiosity?

DRAC Virtual CD (full CentOS disk 1 of 4) in one instance, Virtual CD
with http install in another.

>  >How can I find out what /dev/sda is? Any way to force the drive order
>  >from the CentOS side? No relevant options that I have found in BIOS or
>  >RAID setup.
>  What info do you get when you cat some of the /sys/block/sd{a b}/ files after its booted?

removable = 1, size = 0 among others.

>  jlc
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