Bug 249971 - fdisk and fstab drive letters for same partitions don't match
fdisk and fstab drive letters for same partitions don't match
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2007-07-28 14:07 EDT by NILMONI DEB
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-16 10:50:07 EDT
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Description NILMONI DEB 2007-07-28 14:07:28 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).

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/etc/fstab should report the same drive partitions as fdisk.

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Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2008-02-22 10:09:27 EST
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
Comment 2 Joel Andres Granados 2008-05-07 07:58:10 EDT
Can you please provide us with the anaconda logs of your install.  This is
located in /root.
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Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2008-05-16 10:50:07 EDT
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.

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