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

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Thu Apr 10 16:46:48 EDT 2008

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

For the record: I volunteer to test the next build of the ArchISO 
installer with the UUID fix and report back if it works on the Asus 
A8V setup on which it previously failed.

Thanks again for working on the installer!

- P

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