Reorder partition drive numbers in linux

Open a terminal and type

sudo fdisk -l

That’s a lowercase “L”. This will list storage devices in alphanumeric order. Look through the data reported and note the name of any devices that are listed out of numerical order.

To reorder the Linux drive partition numbers for device sdc, all we need to do is open a terminal…

  • type
    sudo fdisk /dev/sdc
  • then
    • press “x” to enter Expert Mode
    • press “f” to fix the drive order
    • press “i” to ignore the warning (if it shows)
    • press “w” to write changes to the disk
    • press “q” to  quit fdisk


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