[Bug 6367] Re: Hard disk order changes when using docking station

Scott James Remnant scott at ubuntu.com
Wed May 3 22:30:30 UTC 2006

I'm open to suggestions as to a suggested "fix" for this, the only one I can think of is probe-for-root-fs.

You can mount your root filesystem using


And that will work whether your docking station is connected or not, because it uses a charactaristic of the drive to locate it, rather than an enumerated location.

This has always been our long term plan anyway, for everybody in every situation -- as it makes us resilient to any hardware change.

Given the topography of the docked T42, the only other solution would be to blacklist the docking station IDE controller; that's a common one, so that can't be a solution in the distribution -- and not to mention people may actually want to boot off one!

Hard disk order changes when using docking station

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