new kernel, what did I miss?

Vayu vayu at sklinks.com
Thu Nov 2 16:30:27 GMT 2006


H.J.Bathoorn wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Nov 2006 10:15:24 +0100
> Finn Jespersen <fsjster at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>   
>>>> root=UUID=b02e6475-695f-4529-bd93-ca36dbac752a ro quiet splash
>>>>         
>>> Out of curiosity, what's this "UUID=b02e6[...]" coming from?  That's
>>> unusual.
>>>
>>>       
>> You know, I have absolutely no idea :)
>>
>> Mayby someone else on the list know?
>>
>>     
>
> It replaces the archaic /dev/hda or b entries. You can still use them in fstab and grub but in time they will become obsolete.
>
> Downside is when backing up with 'dd' you also copy the UUIDL of that partition and can get into trouble when a disk has been repartitioned.
> It also makes it harder to change fstab entries IMO, though of course there's a solution available to everything.
>   
Why would a human notation be considered archaic? When I look at that 
machine number I'm reminded of M$. Of course I know nothing of 
internals, but I like that I can go into config files, understand and 
adjust things myself.




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