Re: SCSI problem with 2.2.3

Darren Reed (
Mon, 5 Apr 1999 20:30:59 +1000 (EST)

In some mail from Brian Gerst, sie said:
> Darren Reed wrote:
> > Can I "wire down" sdb to be the 9GB HDD in the kernel config or tell linux
> > to make the ZIP drive something other than sdb ? (If I can't wired down
> > SCSI addresses to specific drive names then I'd suggest someone take that
> > on as a project for the future - the BSDs have it, allowing much more
> > freedom in adding/removing SCSI devices from a chain). If I need to edit
> > some table in a kernel .c file, please point the way.
> Try making the Zip's SCSI ID greater than the hd's ID. The devices are
> deteced by Linux in order of SCSI ID.

That becomes a problem when you've got other 8bit devices (besides the
ZIP drive) and the HDD you want to put linux on is wide, with an ID > 7.

> Also, if you are looking for
> location based device names, try devfs
> (

Thanks for that URL! That looks to be exactly what I'm after.

Too bad it didn't make it into 2.2.


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