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Re: Drive labels (was: Yet another futuristic wishlist item)

Labels are fine. I had a run in with them the other day and figured
out what to do pretty easily (with some help from #fedora). Next time
I will be better prepared.

Although I think the installer should be aware of the case where the
primary disk (with old install) is moved to the secondary and a new
disk is added. Then install on new disk. I had "weird" problems until
I disconnected the second disk. I put something in bugzilla, but the
system is going now, and I don't feel like trying to figure out how
to report the problem because that would mean busting everything again.


On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 08:34:39AM -0500, Sean Estabrooks wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 13:50:10 +0100
> Thomas Hille <thomas hille nightsabers org> wrote:
> > Nevertheless this is an issue. Some days ago I installed the hd of
> > another pc into my own. But fc mounts the last "/" partition it finds -
> > ie on the highest drive. That is obviously always the wrong in the case
> > when there are two. The only way to avoid mounting the wrong partition
> > was to remove all that labeling stuff and use plain /dev/hda1 style
> > entries in the fstab.
> > 
> > Maybe we should drop using labels at all? To be honest I don't know what
> > they are good for anyway. Or instead of using the hostname use a random
> > number? Other suggestions maybe?
> > 
> Hi Thomas,
> The problem is sticking with only the default labels.   Making your own
> label names will stop conflicts like this.   Different drive, different
> label.  In anticipation of adding the second drive into your machine you
> could have relabelled one of the drives.
> Labels are rather handy to have when you swap drives between machines in
> keeping everything straight and having drives mounted properly easily.
> $0.02
> Sean
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