Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Dec. 09 2005,23:11
One GOTCHA! for SATA users:
SATA hard drives are configured as emulated SCSI drives, just like "real" SCSI drives and also Firewire or USB drives.
This can be a problem with the expected device names for your thumbdrive.
If your thumbdrive usually comes up as device /dev/sda (/mnt/sda1), then it will change over to /dev/sdb (/mnt/sdb1) if you boot up with a SATA-based PC that has one hard drive.
In this situation:
First SATA hard drive = /dev/sda (/mnt/sda1 ,etc)
USB pendrive = /dev/sdb (/mnt/sdb1)
so MAKE SURE TO CHECK FOR YOUR THUMBDRIVE DEVICE NAME before assuming that it is "sda" and then you accidentally to a USBZIP or USBHDD install to your REAL HARD DRIVE!