Re: Order of sda and sdb in new Debian system: SOLVED!
- Finally solved! Many thanks to everyone who helped, and sorry to
everyone else who had to endure all my email. In summary:
- Label your partitions with tune2fs -L and mkswap -L.
- Use /dev/disk/by-label in /etc/fstab
- Add a root=/dev/disk/by-label/root kernel command line parameter, by
- In the Debian/NSLU2 initramfs, move the ROOT=/dev/sda1 in
conf/param.conf to conf/conf.d/default_root.
I have written a couple of wiki pages describing this in more detail.
But considering the time and effort required to recompile APEX and to
change the initramfs, I suggest that most users with multiple disks
wait until APEX has an easier way to set the kernel command line and
the initramfs bug has been fixed before installing Debian/NSLU2. I
would also discourage attempting this upgrade if you don't have a
serial port on which to observe the boot process.