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Old 05-25-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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Linux device mapping

Does anyone know if it is possible to change the device file that a device uses when it is attached to RH 9.0? My problem is this, I have an external hard drive that is connected via firewire. The device file that picks up this device is /dev/sdb (sbd is usually used to mount scsi devices, but for some reason, any usb or firewire devices that I attach to my machine map to sdb). I would like to run either the diskstat or hdparm command against the hard drive, but the command errors out and says that is isn't compatible with scsi drives. However, the drive is not a scsi drive... it is a normal ATA drive. I believe that diskstat and hdparm think it is a scsi drive because it is connected to /dev/sdb. I would like to reassign the drive to a device file that will work with these commands. Any ideas? Thanks!
Old 05-26-2005, 05:55 AM   #2
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What are you using to maintain your /dev directory? This is trivial to do with udev, if that's what you have.


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