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Old 03-09-2019, 10:19 AM   #1
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Persistent naming installation option in Slackware 15?


I realize this might add a little weight to the super versatile and light Slackware installation script - but - including Persistent Naming options for both booting (lilo/elilo) and fstab configuration at installation would be such a welcome enhancement. At least the addition of the UUID option (default in other distributions) in place of device names would be a great in lieu of the post installation currently required:

https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sl...sistent_naming

Has the Slackware team given this any consideration? If not I guess we are stuck with the post installation blues. At least the (above) is very good documentation.
 
Old 03-10-2019, 02:46 PM   #2
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Personally, I value the old naming practice. I put thought into choosing disk partitions and sizes. Why hide them behind unintelligible UUIDs? The multiple disks that make UUIDs necessary are not a problem for the ordinary mortal.
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:35 PM   #3
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Why hide them behind unintelligible UUIDs? The multiple disks that make UUIDs necessary are not a problem for the ordinary mortal.
First, you do not need to hide anything. Here:
Code:
didier[~]$ cat /etc/fstab
# Initially /dev/sdb4
UUID=0e0b462b-0a8f-49bc-ae98-6395ce3361a8 / ext4 defaults 1 1
# Initially /dev/sda3
UUID=53ea8679-197e-437c-bdcb-61c55c509a2f /storage ext4 defaults 1 2
# Initially /dev/sdb2
UUID=446e4302-60ee-4bb8-b404-b06ef1a76057 /old ext4 defaults 1 2
# Initially /dev/sdb3
UUID=b8d9d6ba-f993-466a-a243-04b63156485b /slint64 ext4 defaults 1 2
# Initially /dev/sdc2
UUID=47af727a-ecc4-4241-b5e0-c121302d8197 /data ext4 defaults 1 2
# Initially /dev/sdb1
UUID=60CA-18FA /boot/efi vfat defaults 1 0
#/dev/cdrom      /mnt/cdrom       auto        noauto,owner,ro,comment=x-gvfs-show 0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
tmpfs            /dev/shm         tmpfs       nosuid,nodev,noexec 0   0
didier[~]$
Then, you miss the point: UUID helps especially when you are using removable devices, of which the name as /dev/something can change in several circumstances. Let's assume you have an USB stick or an USB attached drive and give just two examples.
  • If you plug another removable device as well as this one the name can change.
  • If you plug it in in another machine, the name can change.

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Old 03-11-2019, 10:48 AM   #4
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@Didier: Your fstab is fine for fixed disks, although with that there, your uuids are unnecessary. That does nothing for usb keys, but I'd better shut up and not hijack @wirelessmc's thread.
 
  


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