Re: SCSI disk devices

rohrer keith w (
Thu, 1 May 1997 16:53:07 -0500 (CDT)

> This would be very useful in conjunction with a cxtxsxdx naming
> scheme. I can then add a disk with an id of say 1, when my root disk
> id is 3 and not get an unbootable system unless I do a root=/dev/sdx.
Assuming you don't use lilo or that you use a boot floppy. Otherwise
the new SCSI disk will move your root disk in the BIOS' enumeration, and
lilo won't find the kernel (or half of itself) anymore.

Not that this invalidates your point: to ensure that a disk is the
first SCSI disk, there's currently only one choice, making it ID 0.