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I'm installing Slackware to a USB HD, and would like to tell lilo and ftab which partitions to mount by uuid. Problem is, there's no /dev/disk on the Slackware install disk (DVD). What would be the correct way to solve this?
I was told, in another thread I started when I tried to use /dev/disk/by-uuid in my grub/menu.lst file, that the distros that do that have provisions for reading the uuid in the initrd that is loaded with the kernel. I did not pursue it, as I didn't think it was worth the effort, but that should provide you a starting point.
From what I know the problem is not per se Slackware but Lilo. When you install and are gone through the Lilo configuration you can switch to a second console, do a "chroot /mnt" and then "/etc/rc.d/rc.udev start" - then you have the /dev/disk/by-uuid-folder. But Lilo can not handle UUID's as fare as I know. You would have to switch to Grub at least. I don't know if the Ubuntu Grub has a patch to do this or if the ability to handle uuid's is build into the Slackware version, too, but I fear it's only included in Grub 2 and not Grub legacy, the version that is in Slackware's /extra folder.
Last edited by titopoquito; 06-29-2008 at 09:54 AM.
From what I know the problem is not per se Slackware but Lilo. When you install and are gone through the Lilo configuration you can switch to a second console, do a "chmod /mnt" and then "/etc/rc.d/rc.udev start" - then you have the /dev/disk/by-uuid-folder. But Lilo can not handle UUID's as fare as I know.
Did not think of rc.udev. Thanks!
As for Lilo, it can handle /dev/disk/by-uuid if you use append= instead of root=.