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Old 07-30-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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Installing RIP LinuX on a USB drive - device name /dev/sdc becomes /dev/sda


I've installed a persistent copy of RIP Linux on a USB drive using the script. It seems to have worked fine, except the device name changes. I'm running F7, which names all hard drives as /dev/sd* - however, when RIP Linux boots, the internal hard drives are named /dev/hd*. As a result, the USB drive, which was /dev/sdc in F7 is named /dev/sda when RIP Linux it can't find the partition to boot from.

Does anybody know what configuration I'd need to change in order to get the RIP Linux install to look for the correct device name (i.e., /dev/sda)?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Old 07-30-2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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You'll need to use UUIDs to identify your partitions. Many distros have already adopted that system to get around the chaos that was bound to result from the transition to libata. I would think that using partition labels is fairly failsafe as well, only I know of a case where it did not quite work out as I had hoped.


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