Grub and ubuntu, SOLVED

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sun Mar 16 17:10:40 UTC 2008


Oliver Grawert wrote:
> hi,
> 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 ... 
>
> ciao
> 	oli
>   
    I asked for help and got none. I had the problem and solved it the 
only way I knew how. Give me something to read and I will try to learn. 
I will try Google but but optimistic.


Karl


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