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Re: suggestion for reliable boot: disk-by-id


On Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:50:14 am Andre Felipe Machado wrote:
> Given the recent d-i RC announcemen snippet
> "use of unique filesystem identifiers and labels for more reliable
> booting." I suggest to use disk-by-id instead of disk-label, because they
> give even more reliable boots at high end machines with high end storages,
> as explained reasons on [0].

I disagree with using disk-by-id.

- It can prevent your system from booting on when you replace your disk  
- Causes problems when converting physical servers to virtual machines.
- And is incompatible with the virtual KVM rescue systems dedicated server 
providers offer to their customers to diagnose boot problems.

Yours sincerely,

Floris Bos

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