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Thread: udev/auto mount and more than 4 HDDs

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    Default udev/auto mount and more than 4 HDDs

    Dear all,
    I have a strange setup (for various reasons). This setup is on an old AMD Athlon XP 1Ghz which acts as my home development/SVN server. Installed suse is 10.3, without X.
    This PC had 3 HDDs (sda, sdb, sdc) and a DVD (sdd).

    Recently I had to install a new p-ATA HDD. Thus, I bought an expansion card with SATA and p-ATA controller (by VIA). Now, I have 4 HDDs and a DVD-Rom.
    My problem:
    The newly installed HDD is now the sdd, thus, the DVD is not automounted anymore. The /var/log/messages contains NO info about inserted DVDs.

    What I would like to have:
    I want to 'force' the new HDD to be /dev/sde
    I want the automount back.

    Manually, I can mount the DVD. What should I read? Where should I look?
    Thank you

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    Default Re: udev/auto mount and more than 4 HDDs

    tpe wrote:

    >
    > Dear all,
    > I have a strange setup (for various reasons). This setup is on an old
    > AMD Athlon XP 1Ghz which acts as my home development/SVN server.
    > Installed suse is 10.3, without X.
    > This PC had 3 HDDs (sda, sdb, sdc) and a DVD (sdd).
    >
    > Recently I had to install a new p-ATA HDD. Thus, I bought an expansion
    > card with SATA and p-ATA controller (by VIA). Now, I have 4 HDDs and a
    > DVD-Rom.
    > My problem:
    > The newly installed HDD is now the sdd, thus, the DVD is not
    > automounted anymore. The /var/log/messages contains NO info about
    > inserted DVDs.
    >
    > What I would like to have:
    > I want to 'force' the new HDD to be /dev/sde
    > I want the automount back.
    >
    > Manually, I can mount the DVD. What should I read? Where should I
    > look?
    > Thank you
    >
    >


    OpenSuse has a map of which drive goes where, and tends to follow it
    closely. By adding the new I/O card, you've moved where drive 'live' in
    the probe tree.

    Try removing the entries for your DVD drive from those listed in:

    /var/lib/hardware/udi/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices

    yup, lengthy directory tree there!

    one of those files will have listed your DVD drive, and the drive 'device'
    you would see it at. Honestly, I would delete the entire file entry, then
    reboot, allowing the system to rediscover the devices. It should recreate
    these entries, and restore your automounting.

    (lots of interesting information in there too, kinda neat!)



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