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Re: Switching /etc/mtab to /proc/mounts and removing /lib/init/rw

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 08:02:03PM +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 03:05:58PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > jidanni@jidanni.org writes:
> > 
> > > Forty years of pleasant df(1) and mount(1) reading shattered in one day,
> > > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=653073
> > 
> > Any update on why the root filesystem is listed by UUID? Is that a
> > problem of busybox mount reporting the long device name to the kernel
> > why real mount uses the short one?
> It's due to the libata transition.  Since drives that might formerly
> have been hd? are now sd?, there was a debconf question to ask to
> convert them all into UUIDs.  Then it doesn't matter which driver (ide
> or libata or something else entirely) is being used.

...or whether you have a USB storage device plugged in at boot.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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