new kernel, what did I miss?

H.J.Bathoorn triade-lists at
Thu Nov 2 09:51:10 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2 Nov 2006 10:15:24 +0100
Finn Jespersen <fsjster at> 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.

Good luck,

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