Re: What happened to debian - does "stable" keep having any meaning?
> Christ Almighty... where have you been?
busy inventing PEBCAK issues :)
> The kernel went to indeterminate drive ordering *years* ago. That's
> why fstab now uses UUID or LABEL to associate partitions with mount
Hey, may be u missed some of my writings.
I wrote, that I came to debian at woody time and from then on, I'm used to
*daily* (!) dist-upgrages
... so the last upgrade was from debian 6.0 to 6.1
And yes of cause - I use LABEL and UUID in fstab for years ;)
If you read my writing carefully, you'll notice that I wrote, that grub has
problems with changing drive order.
The point is, in grub.cfg each partition is mentioned by (hd?, msdos?) and hd?
never matches. Last weeks I managed grub update errors by manually editing
grub.cfg (I know it should not be done, but it was the only way for me to get
the system running).
> Stable probably WILL break at updates, but it SHOULDN'T between updates.
I don't remember, when I came to debian stable, guess that will be more than 5
years - and during that time, *no* "dist-upgrade" *ever* broke my system.
- til today -
Therefore - for me - debian stable shows up, what's possible to OS stability.
Now I built a new partition, where I installed Ubuntu and now I can boot in my
"old" Debian stable system having the controller plugged in - using grub from
... by the way: the controller is this (excerpt from lspci):
SCSI storage controller: HighPoint Technologies, Inc. RocketRAID 230x 4 Port
SATA-II Controller (rev 02)
and the mainboard is a GA880GM-UD2H
Boot-drive is an Intel X25-V and /usr and /var are on OCZ Vertex 2E each.
It has been said, that debian 6.0 is completely free - so if the controller
worked the last months, what is more free now, that it won't work with 6.01?
Does anyone know a tool, that can recover (deleted) partion table from disks >
Any hint is appreciated.