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Re: Grub Manual



On Fri, 2007-10-19 at 12:31 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> Doesn't it make you nostalgic for the MS-DOS/Windows notion of drive
> letters?  Man, compared to this, that was simplicity itself. 8^) 8^)
> (and just for emphasis) 8^) 

NO!  What drive letter will my second partition be today?  Will it be
"d" (as I'd like), or "e" (because there's a CD-ROM)?  Will it be "f"
because I plugged in another drive, even though I plugged it in later in
the chain.

Likewise for booting from a CD.  After doing so, the drive letters can
re-arrange, especially if the CD installed some pseudo device.

It's that sort of crap (shuffling positions) that made me dispair of the
decision to make all Linux hard drives /dev/sd<something>.

-- 
[tim bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr
2.6.22.9-91.fc7 i686 i386

Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5.  Today, it's FC7.

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