I'm running SuSE 7.0 with 2.2.16 kernel.
On the system ( 3 HD, 2 CDROM, all SCSI ) there is also connected an
IOMEGA ZIP 250 and a SANDISK SDDR-31 C ( Reader Compact Flash Card, via
To include the modules during booting procedure I modified the file
boot.local by adding following lines:
/sbin/modprobe -v usb-storage
/sbin/modprobe -v imm
The modules are loaded and both devices are accessible.
The usb-storage is assigned to /dev/sdf1 and the ZipDrive to /dev/sde4.
What I do not understand is that the sequence of how to load the modules
( as indicated in boot.local) does not match the sequence the modules
are loaded. Otherwise the usb-storage should be assigned to sdex
(x=0,1,..) and not to /dev/sdf. What is the mechanism behind that ?
Sometimes the ZipDrive is not connected to the system.Then the
usb-storage is assigned to /dev/sde1 Nevertheless I want the usb-storage
to be assigned to /dev/sdf1. How can I force this ?
In fstab I declared the filesystem for the usb-storage as vfat. Then any
user can mount the usb-storage easily just by clicking on the icon in
the KDE environment.
Where can I find the documentation so that I can solve the problem, or
is there another simple solution ?
Many thanks for your advice