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Re: A FC6 suggestion.



On Fri, 2006-05-05 at 15:31 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:

> > 
> > It should be noted that this is only a problem when you move disks from
> > one system to another.
> Of course people do that. Move disk that is.

Interestingly - I have a disk that has a partition with LABEL=/ and it
isn't a problem when attached via USB after a system with LABEL=/ has
booted.

It's only a problem when fstab is mounting a mount point with the
specified label - IE the disk is there when the system boots.

The fix in that case is to edit /etc/fstab and change LABEL=/
to /dev/whatever (you should be able to boot into maintenance mode to do
that)

> > 
> > When you already have disks with those labels, anaconda sees them - and
> > does not use them.
> I am not sure I believe that but I cna't prove it.

One of my system always has at least two installs - FC4 and devel, and
sometimes an additional.

root on the second is LABEL=/2 or something like that.
Well, now I use LVM which does things a little differently, but it too
detects existing volume groups and their name.

But yes - anaconda reads disk labels that exist, and if a disk label
exists that it wants to use for creating a partition - it uses a
different label.


> > 
> I can't remeber that hte label can be specified separate from the mount
> point. But maybe it can be in FC5. I will be installing FC5 again next
> week so I will check that.

I'm pretty sure it can in the manual partitioning mode.
Almost positive it can.


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