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Re: A FC6 suggestion.



On Fri, 2006-05-05 at 12:25 -0400, Mauriat Miranda wrote:
> On 5/5/06, Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> wrote:
> > In the latest Linux Journal in the etc/rant column the author makes an
> > interesting suggestion that I think the Fedora people should consider.
> > He points out the problem of associating entries in the fstab file with
> > a LABEL-/. If one runs more than one Linux version more than one
> > partition  might have this label.
> >
> > I would like to make the suggestion that the Default Label be more
> > descriptive. The author suggests something like FC%32ROOT.
> 
> I question if this necessary. You can have entries in fstab with or
> without labels. I've had 3 single Fedora installations on single drive
> across multiple partitions and never have run into a problem in the
> installer or usage nor have I had to manually edit fstab for this. I
> think in Anaconda the labels will start shifting to /1, /2, /home1
Yes,  IF you have the earlier installed drives in place when you do the
new install.

But if you move drives between machines the change in labels does not
happen so you wind up with conflicts.

> etc. Since at runtime you don't deal with partition labels, just their
> mount points, it really is not a serious concern.
> 
> Just my opinion.
> 
> -Mauriat
> 


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