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I have two hard drives:

  • internal (SATA)
  • external (USB).

Before updating Linux (Fedora), the internal drive was in /dev/sda and the external drive in /dev/sdb. Now, after updating, those two are switched.

How do I move the internal drive back to /dev/sda?

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migrated from Nov 16 '11 at 14:05

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Put simply: You don't. If you want persistent names to identify hard disks, you use the disk ID with the symlinks provided in /dev/disk/by-id.

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You can statically assign /dev nodes using udev rules, this should work for you if you wish to switch /dev/sdb and /dev/sda.

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