Re: Swapping Drives - Sanity Check
- Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 20:14:18 +0100
- From: Pascal Hambourg <pascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Swapping Drives - Sanity Check
Le 22/02/2019 à 17:36, Stephen P. Molnar a écrit :
On 02/22/2019 09:13 AM, Dan Ritter wrote:
Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
My Debian Stretch system has three HD's. I want to remove one of
the HD's (not sda)
You can never know which drive will be sda at next boot.
The system needs the following to boot:
- the BIOS or UEFI needs to know which drive has a boot loader.
For UEFI, it is rather the other way around : it has a list of boot
entries and searches each matching EFI executable in order on the
drives. Only if none is available, then as a fallback mechanism it
searches a special executable in EFI partitions.
UUID=900b5f0b-4f3d-4a64-8c91-29aee4c6fd07 /sdb1 ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
UUID=d65867da-c658-4e35-928c-9dd2d6dd5742 /sdc1 ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
UUID=007c1f16-34a4-438c-9d15-e3df601649ba /sdc2 ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
Mount points which have device names that which may differ from the
actual mounted device. This is so wrong... Fixed mount points should be
named from the contents, not the container. This is what mounting is all
about. /var contains variable data, regardless of its container.
Before disconnection the power to the drives, I edited out their lines
in fstab. I disconnecting the power to sdb and sdc and started the
computer. It booted for a few lines until it encountered the line
starting with 'start job fgfor device disk by . . .' (at least that what
i jotted down).
You need to post the complete line, and the surrounding lines related to