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Re: Force usb drive to /dev/sdb1 ?



Gene Smith wrote:
> I have a permanently connected usb hard drive for backups and it is
> typically at /dev/sdb1. However, if I have other usb devices, such as a
> SD card reader connected at boot, the backup drive moves to /dev/sdb2. I
> do the backup by having cron run a script which mounts /dev/sdb1 and it
> fails when the backup devices is at /dev/sdb2 (or it might mount the
> card reader instead).
> 
> Is there a way to ensure that the backup usb drive is *always* /dev/sdb1
> even when other usb devices are attached during boot?
> 
> Thanks,
> -gene
> 
It would probably be easer to use udev to create a persistent symlink
for the drive. Then use the symlink when you want to access the drive.

Mikkel
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