[ubuntu-uk] IDE drive mounting ....
cyberjacob at gmail.com
Mon Oct 11 11:38:48 BST 2010
IDE is not hot-swapable. you need sata
On 11 October 2010 11:27, Barry Drake <bdrake at crosswire.org> wrote:
> Here's an interesting one for you. I have a PC with a motherboard that
> has 6xSATA ports and one IDE port. I've put two SATA drives in plus an
> IDE DVD-R drive and an IDE drive caddy (as slave and master) so I can
> swap storage drives between three desktop pcs.
> One of the SATA drives is Windows 2000. When I boot this, it finds and
> mounts all drives with no problem.
> Ubuntu 10.10 finds all the drives OK but refuses to mount the IDE hard
> drive saying it already has a drive mounted at the same mount point.
> The only way I can mount the IDE drive is to put a line in /etc/fstab
> that tells it to mount UUID=[UUID of the drive I'm going to use]. This
> allows it to work just fine, but is a bit of a pain, as I have to
> edit /etc/fstab before I re-boot with a different drive. If it finds
> the wrong drive, ubuntu hangs during the boot when it tries to mount the
> drive that has gone!
> Currently I have all the drives I want to swap (four in number)
> in /etc/fstab so I comment out the ones that aren't there.
> Any thoughts?
> Regards, Barry Drake.
> Sent from my Dell Netbook using Ubuntu - the window-free environment
> that gives me real fresh air.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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