Description of problem:
Drive is connected to SATA0 on the mobo, but RHEL Beta6 is assigning device name /dev/sde. The device name should be /dev/sda.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Very, Attempted install 3 times and incorrect device name was assigned each time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Beta6 Gui Install
2. Select Custom Disk layout
3. Once initialized it will display the /dev/sd_ assigned
Drive is SATA, cabled to SATA0 on the mobo and shows as Drive 0 in the BIOS. Install should assign this drive /dev/sda
Device names are unstable and should not be counted on to be the same from reboot to reboot. The kernel and other tools anaconda relies on are what set these names - not anaconda. Please attach /tmp/syslog so I can verify that it's the kernel doing the name assignment.
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/tmp/syslog file as requested
I am attaching /tmp/syslog per request.
I know the UUID is the 'new way' to refer to the devices, but so far every system I've loaded has started the HDD device names as sda, sdb, .. etc. and this was the first time I've seen otherwise.
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(In reply to comment #3)
> Created an attachment (id=408697) [details]
> /tmp/syslog file as requested
> I am attaching /tmp/syslog per request.
> I know the UUID is the 'new way' to refer to the devices, but so far every
> system I've loaded has started the HDD device names as sda, sdb, .. etc. and
> this was the first time I've seen otherwise.
Looking at the syslog in question the HDD device names are starting with sda, as there actually is an SDA on the system. It just happens to get assigned to a usb mass storage disk (from a usb cardreader), rather then to the sata disk. But the system really has 5 scsi disks, and since probe order is not stable, the sata disk getting device node sde is perfectly fine.