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Re: Linux is not about choice [was Re: Fedora too cutting edge?]



On Jan 10, 2008 1:57 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
> Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>
> >>>> Hell no. We are in badly need of this crap just working out of the box.
> >>> And how do you know automatically that one of my USB-to-RS232 adapters
> >>> is my UPS (should be /dev/ups), one is my GPS (/dev/gps0), and one is a
> >>> cell phone (/dev/modem)?
> >> Either we look at the USB device it's hanging off (vendor, product or
> >> class id's), the driver or we provide a simple interface in
> >> gnome-device-manager or similar (including command line apps) to set it.
> >
> > You're wierd dude, this essentially the same thing I suggested and you
> > discouraged.
>
> The system can't possibly work with multiple choices unless you have an
> interface to let a human configure which is which.  Now the kicker is
> that most of my machines are in remote locations with swappable drives
> and I expect to be able to ship a pre-configured drive built locally and
> have someone pop it in a known controller position and have it come up
> working - and to be able to copy images that will work across a number
> of identical machines without individual attention other than setting
> the hostname and IP addresses.


I would have thought that with dirves you can jsut mount by labels,
does this not work for your use case?

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