[mythtv-users] Ubuntu Edgy -> Feisty upgrade report

David Campbell dave at cpfc.org
Tue May 1 20:30:08 UTC 2007

Brian Wood wrote:
> Stroller wrote:
>> On 1 May 2007, at 13:14, Brian Wood wrote:
>>> ...
>>>> Here is one example thread of many
>>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=405630
>>> OK, so I'm wrong - again.
>>> ...
>>> A "bad" change IMHO is one that, sooner or later, is going to cut into
>>> my limited supply of time, without any perceptible advantage to me.
>> Erk! Thanks for the heads up on this.
> Yeah, this is sort of a "Oh, by the way, we're going to hose anything
> you might have that refers to a disk be its device name that has been
> the same for 25 years".
> What were they thinking?
> But that always has been a drawback with Linux, if you move drives
> around their names change, unlike Solaris or the like. Too bad just
> changing hda to sda will not correct this.
>> It might be worth editing your /etc/fstab so that /dev/disk/by-label/ 
>> boot or /dev/disk/by-id/ata-FUJITSU_MPF3204AT_05030567-part1 is  
>> mounted at /boot instead of /dev/hda1
>> I'd hope that this way the change would be seamless.
> Should work, but somehow I suspect it won't be that easy.

It isn't so bad if you are savvy enough to be able to interpret the 
output of fdisk -l

One of my upgrades was particularly interesting as the boot disk 
/dev/hda1 was now /dev/sda1 which was previously one of my 500Gb 
external usb disks.


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