I have an HP xw8200 workstation running linux with two small, fast SCSI drives hooked up to the onboard LSI SCSI controller. The drives get labeled /dev/sda & /dev/sdb in /dev, respectively. I have a large SATA disk that I want to add to the system to store data, but every time I connect it, it's /dev gets assigned sda & the two scsi drives are assigned sdb,c, which messes with the boot procedure. How can I get this SATA drive to use sdc? Or what's the quickest way to get this set up?
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If you're using LVM exclusively on a drive, it doesn't matter what the letter the block device for the disk uses: you'll just be using the volume names. (That's one of the major advantages of LVM.)
If you look in
It's better to match filesystem labels or UUIDs than disk serial numbers, because those don't change if you crash a disk in a RAID array or restore from a byte-for-byte copy (or, for labels, make label restoration part of your recovery procedure). You can use filesystem UUIDs directly in