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Re: fstab labels

On Sun, 16 May 2010 22:02:47 +0200,
Michael <codejodler@gmx.ch> wrote:

> Hi Seb, Try setting /dev/cdrom instead of LABEL.

> Usually you have such a link in /dev, pointing to the real device (as
> configured by udev).

> If you need to check things out then try this, in a root terminal:

> dmesg | grep CD-ROM

> You will get a line like, for example

>     2.042890] sr 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0

> where sr0 is the 'real' kernel device name. You can also use /dev/dvd
> or anything else set up by udev to be an alias for that drive.

> I doubt that labels work on exchangeable media since to my
> understanding the labels are on the filesystem, not on the drive
> hardware, and that would change with every other media inserted.

That's right, I forgot about that fact being used to dealing with hard
drives for most of the time where the label almost never changes.
Keeping the previous /dev/cdrom was the way to go.  Thanks.


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