new kernel, what did I miss?
kaj at haulrich.net
Thu Nov 2 17:50:58 UTC 2006
On Thursday 02 November 2006 18:36, H.J.Bathoorn wrote:
> 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
Is this a change just for the merit of change, or is there some kind
of logic to it ? - So far it reminds me of that silly Windows c:,
d: e: etc... making it hard to find what's where ?
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