Difference between IDE and SCSI ??
William Case wrote:
Thanks to everyone for your help and explanations;
I particularly would like to thank Les, Markku, and Lamar.
On Tue, 2008-02-05 at 14:59 -0500, William Case wrote:
Thank you Lamar;
I have found the biggest irony in learning all things Linux is that the
hard things to learn are easy, while the easy things are hard.
What I mean is that, a learner can find lots of information about the
intricacies of the Linux OS and the hardware used by it. Most often
hardest to solve are the newbie questions like the conventions regarding
naming hard disks. Once you have the latter, the former easily falls in
The problem is that this is a rapidly moving target and old
documentation never goes away. A few kernel revs back your IDE devices
would have been named /dev/hdX with fixed controller/drive select
mapping to a/b/c/d for the X. Now everything gets named dynamically in
the order detected. I think the idea is to accommodate hotplug devices
more cleanly, but it comes at the expense of making the devices that
could have predictable names as confusing as the ones that can't.
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