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SubjectRe: Switching from (deprecated) IDE driver -> SATA (PATA support)
Justin Piszcz wrote:
>
>
> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009, Justin Piszcz wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009, Justin Piszcz wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009, Alan Cox wrote:
>>>
>>>> Easiest is to use labels. Old ide will keep hda,b,c,d constant
>>>> providing you have interfaces using the legacy IDE port mappings (0x1f0
>>>> and 0x170). Libata doesn't do that as pretty much every distribution
>>>> had
>>>> already switched to volume labels, and the user space can do the job
>>>> far
>>>> better than the kernel - especially as the newer devices with modern
>>>> interfaces don't have the old BIOS/DOS legacy ideas any more.
>>>>
>>>> Mount by label also means you can flip back and forth between the
>>>> different drivers and kernel revisions.
>>>>
>>>> Alan
>>>>
>> It comes with one :)
>> # xfs_admin -u /dev/sdd2
>> UUID = 77ae4251-631f-4656-a365-c5723f5c5da8
>>
>> Will try to use this to boot; however, I'd prefer the labels over the
>> UUID, wish there was an easy way to set it.
>>
>> Justin.
>>
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>
> One final question, without udev, how does one determine the UUID of a
> non-XFS
> partition, e.g., swap?
>
One uses blkid. Which suggests that you can solve your name problem by not using
names and switching to UUID.


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