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Mon May 21 12:22:01 CDT 2001
> Now, Linux, on the other hand, refers to drives by number, so if you have a drive with SCSI ID #0, then add a drive with a SCSI ID of #1, your system will not boot - because Linux numbers them from lowest to highest. What used to be sda (SCSI ID #0, viewed as #3 by Linux), becomes sdb, when a lower SCSI ID drive is added (SCSI ID #1 is *lower* than SCSI ID #0 ;^)...
> See, Solaris is better! ;^)
I am guessing you don't work with Linux much. scsi drive #0 is
/dev/sda, scsi drive #1 is /dev/sdb, drive 3 is /dev/sdc, and so on. The
same applies to tape drives except it's /dev/st0,1,2,3, etc. Nothing
dificult about it at all. The odd drive *numbering" problem that you
mentioned *can* be encountered by using NetBSD on some older Sun4c systems
though - but even that can be remedied by a few adjustments in the prom.
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