Persistent block device naming

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This article describes how to use persitant names for your block devices. This has been made possible by the introduction of udev and has some advantages about bus-based naming.

Why persistant naming

Which name should I use?

by-label

by-uuid

by-id and by-path

Enabling persistant naming

In fstab

In your boot manager