Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249971
fdisk and fstab drive letters for same partitions don't match
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:37 EDT
Description of problem:
fdisk reports these two partitions on drive sda ->
/dev/sda5 672 927 2056288+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda8 12431 12557 1020096 82 Linux swap / Solaris
However, in /etc/fstab, the same two partitions are listed as on drive sdb ->
/dev/sdb5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sdb8 swap swap defaults 0 0
Note that the partition numbers match but why does /etc/fstab think these
partitions are on drive sdb? I do have a drive sdb but it has a single
partition sdb1 (which means sdb5 and sdb8 do not exist).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
/etc/fstab should report the same drive partitions as fdisk.
Thats really strange. Though setup owns /etc/fstab, the file itself is
maintained by the mount utilities, so reassigning the bug to the proper component.
Read ya, Phil
Can you please provide us with the anaconda logs of your install. This is
located in /root.
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Partition names are not guaranteed to stay the same from reboot to reboot given
how hardware probing works. This is why we were using labels in the past to
identify partitions and will be using UUIDs in the future.