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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.
    >>>
    >>> _______________________________________________
    >>> xfs mailing list
    >>> xfs@oss.sgi.com
    >>> http://oss.sgi.com/mailman/listinfo/xfs
    >>>
    >>
    >> 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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