I could use some help with a problem I've been having. I recently attempted to add an Adaptec 2940U SCSI adapter to my system in order to run a HP ScanJet 4C scanner. After I installed the card, I could no longer boot (except to BusyBox)-- apparently the mappings to my root directory were now referencing another, non-bootable drive in my system (I have 2 internal SATA drives and 3 external USB drives connected).
I was getting errors such as "Target file system doesn't have /sbin/init", indicating that directories that the OS was searching for were no longer there. When I removed the Adaptec card, all returned to normal. It's obvious to me that the SCSI card's presence is somehow shifting my drive mappings, even though I'm referring to the drives by UUID in fstab.
My question is this-- is there a way to disable automatic mapping of SCSI drives in Linux Mint, so that the root drive mapping is not affected by the SCSI adapter's presence? I'll appreciate any and all recommendations, workarounds and comments on this one, as I really need to use my scanner and don't want to have to pull my Windows laptop out of mothballs to get these scan jobs done.
P.S.-- Here is a dump of my fstab file (without the SCSI adapter installed):
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
UUID=88811c46-a23e-4860-bcd6-ceff24a80aec / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
UUID=b2c05e0b-895b-44bd-ac29-014958c7cecb none swap sw 0 0
UUID=279c5a91-9f98-42a4-b88e-bb1845c294f8 /media/disk xfs
UUID=25971e15-b140-40f1-894d-3b5ce4a56981 /media/disk-1 xfs
UUID=0ec25bc2-cbce-4de3-b2b9-57e49b9399ed /media/disk-2 xfs
UUID=6a2dc2b8-8d54-4b23-a2b3-82ac53650f29 /media/disk-3 xfs
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/scd1 /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0