All,

Hi everyone! I've got an issue with a new SUSE 11 SP4 VM I need some help with. I have a brand spanking new Power S812L that I am running some tests on. I have everything installed and set up, with various VMs installed already (only one other with SUSE 11, but it only has one disk) In a nutshell, I have done the following things:

1. Created a new VM with SUSE 11, and installed the OS onto a 20GB disk
2. Shut down the VM and created a new disk in Virsh, which has then been allocated to the new VM
3. Booted the VM
4. Watched it fail when it can't find /dev/vda3
5. Listed the disks in /dev and realised that the disks are now showing as follows:

brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253, 0 Jul 27 08:23 /dev/vda
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253, 16 Jul 26 09:46 /dev/vdb
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253, 17 Jul 26 09:46 /dev/vdb1
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253, 18 Jul 26 09:46 /dev/vdb2
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253, 19 Jul 26 09:46 /dev/vdb3

6. Removed the disk and re-booted, which worked fine

Does anyone know why SUSE has decided my second disk should now be vda and the primary become vdb? Is there anything I can do in the boot config to stop this? Grub and fstab are irrelevant here, since it's not even finding the boot partition, so I'm figuring this may be an issue with the XML file itself...?

Regards,

Tom