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Re: grub configuration, boot.



On Thursday December 24 2009 02:25:44 Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Dj YB wrote:
> >> If you run in a root terminal session the commands
> >>
> >> fdisk -l
> >>
> >> to see exactly what the device names are.  Then run
> >>
> >> vol_id -u /dev/sdXn
> >>
> >> Where X is the drive and n is the partition number.  You will get the
> >> UUID
> >> for the partitions.  You can then edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and make the
> >> kernel line specify explicitly the partitions you want to use with the
> >> syntax
> >>
> >> root=UUID=.......
> 
> Is it necessary to do this?
> I think grub will still accept the old /dev names, eg "root=/dev/sda6".
> 
the problem using /dev/sdxn is that this sdxn is not constant and not unique 
even on the same computer, if i change the setup of hard-drives all change.


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