Jason Straight jason at jeetkunedomaster.net
Wed Nov 2 13:43:34 CST 2005

I have a few external storage devices, 2 hd's and a camera, all usb_storage. 
And I find it very annoying to have them pop up on different names every 
time, depending on how I plug them in or coming back from a suspend you never 
know which one is going to get sda,sdb,sdc etc...

So I added a line to udev.rules to create symlinks based on vendor/model, no 
matter what order I plug them in /dev/ST3120022A5 will always be partition #5 
on that drive. Now sure there's a remote possibility that someone will have 
exactly the same model/vendor but it's way less likely to happen than just 
letting them get sda/b/c,etc... based on order of polling/plugin.

Isn't there some way this could be handled better in (k)ubuntu by default?

junfan at jkd:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda5       /               ext3    noatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/hda1       /media/hda1     vfat    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda6       /media/hda6     ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/hda7       /home     ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/hda8       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
/dev/ST3120022A1        /media/ST3120022A1      vfat    noauto,user,uid=junfan  
0       0
/dev/ST3120022A5        /media/ST3120022A5      ext3    
noauto,user,exec,noatime        0       0
/dev/ST3120026A1       /media/ST3120026A1     vfat    noauto,user,uid=junfan  
0       0

Line for udev:
BUS=="scsi", KERNEL=="sd[a-z]*",                

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