[arch-dev-public] ArchISO FTP Installer - Round 2

Simo Leone simo at archlinux.org
Sun Apr 6 06:24:11 EDT 2008

On Sat, Apr 05, 2008 at 07:56:27PM -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 2:08 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> >  Which was one of my suggestions, only I wouldn't use labels, but uuids (not
> > every partition has a label, all have uuids).
> >
> >  However, every other udev update breaks labels and uuids for device-mapper
> > devices (like lvm), so we'd need exceptions for those (they have persistant
> > names anyway) ... all not that pretty.
> I like the idea of using uuid's too.. it won't be too pretty, but it
> will give us a default that works. People can always change it to
> /dev/sda3 if they want
> I would say: use UUIDs and document where and when breakage occurs
> (device-mapper). Let's face it, a vast majority of people probably
> don't use lvm or crypto devices... and those that do are knowledgeable
> enough to know they may need special configuration dances
Done and done. Changes are in my git tree. Still need to hit the docs
[with a sledgehammer].

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