new kernel, what did I miss?
triade-lists at zeelandnet.nl
Thu Nov 2 17:36:30 UTC 2006
On Thu, 02 Nov 2006 08:30:27 -0800
Vayu <vayu at sklinks.com> wrote:
> 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.
So do I. :-)
I hope this idea will just go away as it did the last time the device names were nominated to be changed.
It wont be too hard to adjust, though ....... take a look in '/dev/disk/by-uuid/'
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