latest feisty kernel can't see hda

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at
Tue May 1 05:08:56 BST 2007

On 4/27/07, Howard Coles Jr. <dhcolesj at> wrote:
> On Friday 27 April 2007 01:49:48 pm John L Fjellstad wrote:
> > "Howard Coles" <dhcolesj at> writes:
> > >> You can also just use the /sbin/vol_id utility
> > >
> > > But, would that work if you can't boot the system?  I was trying to
> > > come up with a way to check UUID consistency with what udev was
> > > thinking verses what the fstab said, using a rescue cd/dvd.
> >
> > Why wouldn't the vol_id utility work?  Isn't the UUID stored in the
> > filesystem itself.  According the manual page for vol_id, udev uses the
> > vol_id utility to figure out the UUID and label.
> I don't know, that's why I was asking.  I was assuming, and maybe wrongly so
> because I haven't looked at the man files for it, that it would look in the
> currently mounted root for that info, and some distros (rightly in my
> opinion) don't use UUID.  I think, and its my opinion, UUIDs just confuse
> people, and they're no more secure that /dev/hda, especially considering
> everyone knows where on root to look!

If I had known how to use the UUID when I installed a new HD I would
never have had the problems I had with /dev/hda not being found.
Clearly, the UUID is a great invention for being able to move disks
around and still have them mount sanely.  Now I know and I'll never
have this problem, again.


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