Re: removing linux-base from backports
On 2010-10-28 18:56 +0200, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> I wanted to test something with a newer kernel so I grabbed a newer one from
> lenny-backports, but it includes a new linux-base that insisted on
> re-addressing all my devices by uuid. Now that I'm done, when linux-base is
> removed that shouldn't break anything, should it?
It shouldn't, linux-base's operation is basically a on-time shot.
> Why the extra layer of obfuscation? Worried about devices re-ordering?
No, about device renaming. The 2.6.32 kernel has replaced the old IDE
drivers by libata, IDE drives are named /dev/sdX instead of /dev/hdX.
In order to keep both old and new kernels working, you have to use UUIDs
or labels in /etc/fstab and your bootloader configuration.