any way to control disk order?

Don Quixote de la Mancha quixote at
Fri Sep 9 05:28:18 UTC 2011

You can label the filesystems on each of your partitions.  Then you
mount according to the label rather than by the device special file.

Let me ask google...

For years the order of SCSI disks was stable, but there was never any
particular guarantee that the order would be any particular way.  Then
a new release of the kernel appeared that reversed the order!  Since
then the best thing to do has been to label your partitions.

Don Quixote
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On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 1:08 PM, Adalbert Prokop <adalbert.prokop at> wrote:
> Am 02.09.2011 05:31, schrieb mcforum:
> Hi!
>> things like hddtemp where you have to give it args like /dev/sda /dev/sdb.  I
>> don't suppose there is any available mechanism for forcefully inducing the
>> kernel to enumerate removable drives last? .................
> I do not know of such mechanism, but you could use symbolic links
> available at /dev/disk/by-id or /dev/disk/by-uuid.
> The order of my disks also changes from time to same (I suppose what
> gets initialized first - wins). But with those links it does not really
> matter.
> --
> best wishes
> Adalbert
> Your Flux Capacitor has gone bad.
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