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From: Philip Webb <purslow@××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Who/what names hard drives /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc
Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2013 09:43:24
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Who/what names hard drives /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc by Chris Stankevitz
1 130606 Chris Stankevitz wrote:
2 > Who or what decides to name a hard drive /dev/sda vs /dev/sdb?
4 You, when you connect up the drives in the box, if you build it ;
5 the manufacturer, if you buy the machine ready-built.
6 If the latter, open the box -- carefully (smile) --
7 & check the connections inside with the mobo manual.
9 > How does it decide what order to enumerate the drives on my computer?
11 The drive which the mobo calls 'SATA1' wb /dev/sda etc.
13 > When in the boot process does is a disk given a name like "/dev/sda"?
15 That's done by 'udev' based on what BIOS tells it.
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Re: [gentoo-user] Who/what names hard drives /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc Chris Stankevitz <chrisstankevitz@×××××.com>