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Re: Legacy IDE to be removed

On 3/22/21 5:37 PM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> On Mär 22 2021, Stan Johnson wrote:
>> My issue with the retirement of legacy IDE isn't technical. Two of the
>> systems that I use are a PowerBook Wallstreet and a PowerBook 3400c.
>> Both of these laptops have internal IDE drives, an external SCSI port,
>> and require BootX to boot into Linux. BootX wants explicit specification
>> of the root device (e.g. /dev/sda4, /dev/hda4, etc.). With libata, the
>> disk drive names change depending on what is connected to the SCSI port.
>> I'm aware that I can use "UUID=" or "LABEL=" in /etc/fstab, but that
>> naming convention doesn't work with BootX. So using BootX will become
>> more complicated depending on connected SCSI devices, if any.
> Does it work to use /dev/disk/by-{uuid,label}/...?

Those don't work with BootX in Mac OS.  I need to know what the real
name of the disk will be after booting (/dev/hda, /dev/hdb, /dev/sda, etc.).

> Andreas.

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