Originally Posted by Cage47
So for this I have two questions. Can anyone give me a good reason WHY developers decided to drop using /dev/hd? or even /dev/sd? ?
And is it possible to revert fstab's listings back to the old /dev/hd? settings. In debian fstab had lines commented out showing how each partition was listed in it's /dev/hd? status during install.
I'm getting really sick of all these archane changes in ALL aspects of linux that don't seem to have any good explaination or need.
I believe the UUID's were implemented so that the drives would be recognized properly no matter which controller or cable they were actually attached to.
You can edit fstab and change how the hard drives are referenced.
I too am getting sick of all the archane changes. Many of them appear to be change simply for the sake of change.
(Or maybe it's too many M$ Windows trained/educated people becoming involved with Linux.)
BUT some of the changes do have valid purposes in an enterprise situation; they're just not something the average home user requires.