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Re: UUID - autmatically entries?

On 05/21/2011 11:52 PM, Paul E Condon wrote:
On 20110522_035930, annathemermaid@hush.com wrote:


I recently performed a manual installation of Debian, bypassing
partman (in order to bypass a severe problem with partman and/or
yaboot that was breaking another OS), and thus configured the fstab
manually. I used devices, just like I always do when editing
fstabs. It works fine. I don't see any reason to change it? What do
UUIDs give me that /dev/hdx or /dev/sdx don't, aside from being
harder to read and a pain to setup?

more snip ...

As I understand it, there can be a problem if you add or remove
peripheral internal hardware, i.e. add or remove a single hard disk on
much sympathy as you would like. At the very least, I urge you to
educate yourself on this issue.

Since like many others you find UUIDs a huge jumbled pile of human meaninglessness, then by all means create labels for all your fixed devices, and modify your /etc/fstab accordingly. Many of us have done so.

"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure
the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally
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