F9 beta: disk druid

Pavel Shevchuk stlwrt at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 07:34:47 UTC 2008

You could try using uuids and partition labels which are persistent no
matter how drive is connected
On 4/21/08, Gerry Reno <greno at verizon.net> wrote:
> Ok, I tried to install either F8 or F7 on this machine.  Both of those could
> only see two of the SATA controllers.  So at least F9 found all the SATA
> controllers.  If the F9 anaconda installer would just quit crashing with
> unhandled exception...
>  The issue of the changing device names has me concerned.  If SATA acts like
> SCSI then are the hdd device names going to be changing all the time when I
> plug in my usbkey during boot?  Also, I have drive utilities that store
> things like partition tables in files like hda1.part.  But with SATA,
> /dev/sda, may next time be /dev/sdc.  So my utilities would not be able to
> know it the partition was actually for the correct drive device.  So how are
> we to manage things like partition table dumps so that they would be loaded
> back onto the correct device?
>  Gerry
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