Re: linux-kernel-digest V1 #1491

Elijah L. Wright (
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 15:44:04 -0600 (CST)

> > > slices inside a standard MS-DOS-style partition. What would you
> > > suggest to handle that? How about:
> > > /dev/sd/c0b0t0d0p1s6 :-)
> But why diffrentiate between scsi- and ide-disks? In my opinion all
> 'disks' should be visible in a /dev/dsk or similar.
> Now that even Sun uses cheap IDE-disks in their new Ultra5 and Ultra10
> workstations, differentiation is doomed.

Heh. Back in the days before the earth cooled, Slackware used the
following hard drive devnames:

current: old slackware way:
/dev/hda /dev/hda
/dev/hdb /dev/hdb
/dev/hdc /dev/hd1a
/dev/hdd /dev/hd1b

Now, don't we want to avoid this kind of foolishness? Nothing against
slackware, and i realize that you can call the nodes whatever the heck you
want, but this was STUPID. :) I personally hate the Slowaris method of
naming disks. It is painful on the eyes, and i just make symlinks to the
nice linux names instead. :)