Have a server with an external 1TB USB disk attached.
As long as the server was running with older OES release all was fine.

Since I have migrated to OES2 with current SP and SLES10SP3 I can no
longer boot the server, if the USB disk is configured in /etc/fstab.

OES always give some errors that it cannot find the disk to fsck it an
brings me to a maintenance-prompt.

It seems that the USB drivers will be loaded too late in the boot order.

Booting the server without the USB disk in fstab and than configure it
using yast to be mounted anywhere all is working fine (until next boot).

Also I can see on the boot screen that the usb drivers will be activated
after fsck has run on the other drivers.