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Re: d-i has 99% support for filesystem labels


I don't know if my opinion counts but I _did_ notice that d-i creates labels, and at the same time broke my parallel Red-Hat FC2 installation, which all of soudain tried to use my debian root partition (LABEL=/) as its own root partition, without luck of course, and with a lot of really strange error messages. It took me quite a while to figure out the problem, so here is the message: labels do only properly work at install time, if no other system is using them as well. (and, no, I didn't think about posting a bug, but I can do. Against which package actually?)

Thanks, Eric

Andrew Pollock wrote:
On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 01:20:00PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:

On Fri, 11 Mar 2005, Miros/law Baran wrote:

it worked.  I really regard this problem as serious because it
probably leaves people with SATA hardware with an unbootable system
after kernel-image updates, because the kernel image packages just
reinsert "root=/dev/hda?" into grub's menu.lst. Any idea how to
solve this problem?

...by using partition labels in fstab?

Sorry, I do not know anything about partition labels but if this is
the solution it should be done in the installer and if this works in
Grub menu.lst this should be done here as well.

I gave some of the relevant people in the d-i team an education on the
benefits of filesystem labels, to to the point where partman will create
filesystems with a label, however I didn't manage to convince them to mount
by the label in /etc/fstab



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