Re: How do I reconfigure SCSI IDs after Linux install

Leonard N. Zubkoff (
Mon, 10 Mar 1997 09:18:06 -0800

Date: Mon, 10 Mar 97 14:54:46 GMT
From: (Anoosh Atari)

I have installed RedHat 4.0 on my SCSI PC. The first disk is DOS and Lilo
boot on SCSI ID0, Linux OS is installed on SCSI ID2 and more data on SCSI ID4.
CDROM on ID4 and Tape drive on ID6.
Due to some hardware charnel I need to move Linux OS disk to SCSI ID1 and its
other disk to SCSI ID2. What do I need to change on Lilo? and how? What do
I need to changed for /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab? Any other files need to

Please advise or point me to a FAQ page or something.

As long as you keep the target device order of the hard disks the same, they
will be seen in the same order by the kernel and assigned the same names.
(0, 2, 4) ==> (0, 1, 2) should be just fine. No changes necessary.