At 01:29 15/06/00, Niall O Broin wrote:
>I don't know that disks do, but an ext2fs filesystem has a unique number
>(Filesystem UUID from dumpe2fs) which could be used to do what you want. You
>could have a mounting program which examined every partition on every disk
>it could find for a known partition type, and then found a UUID where
>available, and mounted accordingly. This doesn't sound pretty.
I was thinking more along the lines of the kernel spotting it and making
all the drives appear under the right file in a bunch of /dev/IDEserialno
It was just something I thought of a few years ago, when I got a second
disk and decided I'd move linux onto that and leave the first one for
windows. I ran into probs because now all my partitions were on hdc, I only
coped after I had changed IDE ports, so I had to change them back again,
change fstab, got into more trouble with LILO etc.
It would have been nice to just swap it over and have it all work - plug
I have a feeling that sort of malarkey used to work on the Amiga, I'd test
it out only that's pretty much how I knackered the IDE controller on my
1200 - that was fun, a 2.5" to 3.5" IDE cable coming out through a slot cut
in the side of the case, leading up to an old PC mini tower housing my 2
HDs and a cdrom, including a specially made IDE cable extender, feckin'
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