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Re: UUID - autmatically entries?

On Sun, 22 May 2011 03:59:30 +0000, annathemermaid wrote:

> On 21/05/2011, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:

>> I'd say there is no perfect method to manage this.
>> I still miss the old-plain-intuitive method for designating block
> devices
>> (hda → first ide, hdb → second ide device, sda → first scsi/sata
> device,
>> etc...) but we have to cope the new changes because they are vry
> much
>> needed (nowadays we connect many devices of diverse nature, most
> of them
>> hot-swappable and they cannot overlap).
> 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?

"Reasons" for the change are explained here:

Overview: UUIDs, Labels and fstab



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