From: Russell Cattelan [mailto:cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, 17 July 2008 11:36 PM
To: Stephen Porter
Subject: Re: Power loss causes bad magic number??
> Heh welcome to the world of linux's poor device name handling.
Hehe, gee thanks! :)
> Did you make some sort of change to the hardware? added drives, moved
> cards around, etc?
> Anything that changes the order that drives are discovered will affect
> the sd[a-...] naming.
No changes were made to the hardware, though as I mentioned originally I
did loose power twice within a few hours, and it was the 2nd time the
Having said that, after "fixing" the issue (updating the fstab entry) I
have since installed a few updates, and it broke again (remapped back to
> Mount by label or mount by uuid may be your friend in this case.
I think this is going to be my only option (unless I want to keep
updating fstab entries each time _something_ updates on the box). Time
to visit google again. I realise this is now way off topic, but is
there a "preferred method" with regards to mounting by labels or uuid?