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> USB external drive and SCSI conflict
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post Jun 22 2008, 02:12 PM
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I'm having a problem with my USB external hard drive and my internal SCSI drive. Both work fine once I've got the system booted.

However, when I try to boot with the USB drive plugged in, Linux identifies my USB drive as sda and my SCSI drive as sdb. Then it mounts sda as root, which fails because the root is on the SCSI drive, which is now sdb. I really want the naming to be the reverse (SCSI always == sda), so that I can boot with the USB drive either plugged in or not. My workaround for the moment is to unplug the USB drive whenever I reboot and plug it in after the SCSI drive has been identified as sda and mounted. That works, but it's clunky. So how can I get the USB drive to be identifed as sdb? Can I modify the order that the kernel does hardware initialization so that SCSI goes first? It seems that USB is done before SCSI now...

Thanks for any help.
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