How to load sata_nv before pata_amd on Kubuntu Hardy 8.04

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 01:05:55 GMT 2010


On Sun, 2010-11-07 at 20:33 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Sunday 07 November 2010 13:45, Jonas Norlander wrote:
> > 2010/11/4 Nigel Henry <cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr>:
> > > I added a pata harddrive to my machine that already has 2 sata
> > > harddrives.
> > >
> > > Hardy is loading pata_amd before sata_nv. Is there a way to load sata_nv
> > > first?
> > >
> > > I have a bunch of distros on this machine, with many FAT32 data
> > > partitions shared, so the drive order is important.
> > >
> > > Dapper is loading them in the correct order: 1, sda; 2, sdb; 3, hda (no
> > > libata).
> > >
> > > Intrepid is loading them in the correct order: 1, sda; 2, sdb; 3, sdc
> > > (the pata drive).
> > >
> > > All the Fedora installs are as Intrepid above.
> > >
> > > Had a problem with drive ordering with Archlinux, but appending the
> > > kernel line in grub with -earlymodules --sata_nv resolved that problem.
> > > Archlinux uses mkinitcpio for the initramfs so that wouldn't work for the
> > > Hardy problem, but is there something similar I could append the kernel
> > > line with in Hardy, that would load the sata_nv module before the pata
> > > one?
> > >
> > > Many thanks for any assistance with this problem.
> > >
> > > Nigel.
> >
> > I'm not sure I understand why you want the devices in specific order?
> > It's not very often you need to access the device nodes direct, rather
> > through the mount point. Do you use LABEL or UUID  to mount the
> > partitions?
> >
> > / Jonas
> 
> Hi Jonas.
> 
> Mainly for consistency across the 10 distros that are installed on this 
> machine. I don't use Label or UUID's to mount them, but just point to the 
> device nodes for the partitions I want to mount.

Being an old grey head, I have yet to figure out WTF UUID's are supposed
to do for me. I MUCH prefer just using the actual devices. They only
thing I can imagine would benefit by such a scheme would be a RAID
device. Is that correct? Someone want to educate me on this? I'd
appreciate being clued in. Ric

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"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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