Re: /dev/sd*

From: Seewer Philippe
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 03:10:01 EST

Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>>> In the process, we can rename the then-"generic disk" (scsi ide whatever)
>>> back to "hd*" since that actually expands to Hard Disk.
>>> (If I would have known a lot earlier about Linux I would have proposed
>>> "id*" for the IDE disks.)
>> Actually that does make more sense then using disk. So I guess we're
>> back to square one. Personally I don't think its that big of a deal, all
>> you have to do is change fstab and grub or lilo. My main concern is for
>> the less advanced Linux users.
> Less advanced users should use the upgrade tools their distribution
> provides.

And personally I think less advanced users will be very happy with
/dev/disk (or /dev/hd). No more confusion wether to user /dev/hdx or
/dev/sdx or whatever!

Philippe Seewer

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