Grub and ubuntu, SOLVED

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Sun Mar 16 16:59:01 UTC 2008

Am Sonntag, den 16.03.2008, 09:45 -0600 schrieb Karl Larsen:

>     Here is the repalacment for the silly ubuntu label in fstab:
> old: UUID=a9c1cb61-ddfd-44f6-88b0-6dc976daf9ca /               ext3    
> defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
> new:/dev/hda8          /  ext3   defaults,errors=remount-ro 1       1
this will break on upgrades /dev/hdXX nodes will go away soon, the
kernel operates on partition signatures since quite some time as most of
the userspace tools do as well (and this is not even remotely a ubuntu
thing, read up on udev and the upstream kernel changes, its all
online) ... to get the signature of a partition (which automatically
gets set by all formatting tools of all OSes out there (its not a
Label)) use the vol_id or blkid commands.

>  I do 
> suggest everyone replace the long weird labels with just the real thing 
> as I did.
i'd strongly suggest to not give such advise on a mailing list before
you made sure to unserstand why something is there and why the
developers implemented it like that. uuids are used by default in ubuntu
since the edgy release, i suggest to read up on them ... 

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