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RE: [Xen-users] partitions + iscsi = mass confusion

To: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] partitions + iscsi = mass confusion
From: "Gary W. Smith" <gary@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 09:11:01 -0800
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Makes sense.  I used to use xvd[x] syntax but when I switched to FC8 as my host some time ago it didn't work so I ended up with sd[x].  I've updated it a few times so I'm sure it probably works now. 
Problem is that I have this on a countless number of VM's (plus templates).  If that's what it takes, I guess I will need to do it.
I was just hoping there was a simpler way to get around this (like creating a reserved /dev/sda that does nothing or something so that hotplug would skip it.
Actually, is there a way to block specific ones in hotplug?  I remember some time ago (probably years now) there was discussion somewhere about setting specific hotplug entries for usb mounts.  I didn't follow it to see if there was ever a resolution.
ps: sorry for top post ... OWA

From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Fajar A. Nugraha
Sent: Wed 2/18/2009 9:05 AM
To: Gary W. Smith
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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] partitions + iscsi = mass confusion

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:55 PM, Gary W. Smith <gary@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> just fine giving.  The problem is that it tries to setup the disk as sda
> since I don't have a physical sda (as the VM's are already mounted with the
> direct paritions that I want.

That's probably one of the reasons why Redhat decided to promote the
use of xvda for domU's disks instead of hda or sda :)

Try changing your domU config and fstab to use xvda1, xvda2, etc.

PS: Personally I use hda :P



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