HDD order changing if USB hard drive in use.
Apologies if this has been posted before but every search I try returns hits on "failing to boot from a USB device".
I recently dist-upgraded to 11.04 from 10.10. Never had any trouble with this in Maverick so trying to figure why it has started happening in Natty.
During normal operation, my main hard disk is sda, /backup is sdb. If I reboot with an external drive plugged in and turned on, the external becomes sda, sda becomes sdb and sdb becomes sdc.
When this happens it usually tells me it cant find /home and to hit m to drop to the maintenance shell. When it first happened my reaction was WTF? but then checked out fstab and mtab to see what was going on and saw that the reordering had occurred.
Anyone else had something like this? Removing the external and restarting fixes the problem, but IMO it shouldn't be occurring in the first place (same goes for Natty's bluetooth regression - I mean, I had these problems back in 8.10, but they had been fixed - until 11.04...)
I'll try to reproduce to get a more definite picture, (at work at the moment so will kill it again when I get home) as i'm sure / mounts but /home doesn't and they're on the same device.
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That way, if they get angry, you'll be a mile away and have their shoes.
If they have a different shoe size - judge away...