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


On Sun, 25 Jan 2009, Bill Davidsen wrote:

> 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.

This will fix the /etc/fstab issue but not LILO/boot one, per the earlier
poster, need an initrd/etc for that.

Justin.


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