new kernel, what did I miss?

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Nov 3 13:58:09 UTC 2006

H.J.Bathoorn wrote:

> On Thu, 2 Nov 2006 20:07:57 -0500
> "D. Michael McIntyre" <michael.mcintyre at> wrote:
>> Maybe I'm being pessimistic.  I should STFW and see what this is all
>> about.
> Like most new ideas it isn't altogether bad. The biggest downer IMO that
> will stop acceptance is that you are robbed of the quick 'editing' of a
> reluctant grub, especially on an unknown box. 

I don't think so - as Michael said about turning off devfs until it went
away, I turned off the UUID stuff in fstab.  I was running edgy from very
early days, and the first time this came up I suddenly lost my swap
partition, so just reverted fstab and everything worked (actually I don't
think the lost swap was anything to do with that - but, as usually happens,
I saw something had changed and turned it off!).  So if you need to make
grub changes on the fly, you should still be able to use the /dev names
rather than UUIDs.

> If not, one would be required to use a bootable medium like  a live-CD
> every time, to get into a reluctant box and either get those uuidl's or
> generate new ones. Where the latter option requires the use of 'tune2fs'.

Easier said than done when you aren't using ext2/3 filesystems (and iirc the
ubuntu default is to create Reiser fses) :-)  

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