I am using an external SATA drive bay that allows for removing and swapping drives.
I'm not doing anything fancy with it... no hot swapping. However, I don't always want the drive present. If I turn off the external unit or remove the disk, when I attempt to boot up Fedora, the filesystem checker reports errors and does not let me boot up.
fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'UUID=08b7...'
... the system will automatically reboot.
On a successful boot, with the external drive present, I assume that SMART or FSCK has somewhere recorded the drive's UUID, and now expects the drive to always be there.
I'll be swapping a number of different drives in and out of this bay, so there is no guarantee what UUIDs will be there the next time I reboot.
Is there something I'm missing to tell the operating system that a device is removable?
Fedora 7 x86
Fedora 7 x86-64
Fedora 9 x86-64
Dell XPS 720
3Ware 9650SE-4LPME RAID controller with Sidecar