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Authored by: lastobelus on May 07, '02 06:37:40PM

This took me a few minutes to figure out...If you change your startup disk with the preferences panel, the device labels change and you have to modify your mounts. IE, what was /dev/disk0s10 may become /dev/disk1s10

I hit this because I had just installed another system on another disk prior to setting up the mount for Users on the old system. The startup disk was set to the new system but I had used the option key when booting to boot into the old system. However, this does not make the disk containing the system you're booting into disk0. Setting a startup disk using the startup disk preferences pane does set that disk to be disk0.

Which seems silly to me. They should be labelled by where they are on the bus, or at least in some way that remains the same.

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Authored by: lastobelus on Jun 03, '02 01:48:11PM

Actually, the device labels are random, because as someone mentioned elsewhere, devices are discovered asynchronously.

Which makes it difficult to reliably mount the Users directory from another disk.

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