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    SubjectRe: Switching from (deprecated) IDE driver -> SATA (PATA support)
    Justin Piszcz wrote:
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    >
    > 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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