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but I havn't this /dev/disk/by-label directary,why?
 
but I havn't this /dev/disk/by-label directary,why?
 
mawchmail@gmail.com
 
mawchmail@gmail.com
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That's because that directory is actually created (and destroyed) '''''dynamically''''' when you attach (or detach) some disk or partition that has a label! A bit scary for the uninitiated, but true....
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:--[[User:jf|jf]] 15:32, 29 March 2007 '''("Why couldn't everybody JUST use easily-referenced 'GMT', or 'UTC'?!!!")'''

Revision as of 15:42, 29 March 2007

Enabling persistent naming in /etc/fstab is easy, just replace the device name in the first column by the new persistent name. In my example I would replace /dev/sda7 by one of the following:

/dev/disk/by-label/home or /dev/disk/by-uuid/31f8eb0d-612b-4805-835e-0e6d8b8c5591 Do so for all the partitions in your fstab file.


... is this really truely ?

I have to use :

UUID=31f8eb0d-612b-4805-835e-0e6d8b8c5591 /home

or I understood somewhat wrongly.

piwi



It works, yes. But I prefer LABEL over UUID:
LABEL=HOME-jfs /home nodev,nosuid,noatime 0 2
--byte 08:19, 19 December 2006 (EST)



Found this howto easy & very usefull :) Have got a few HDDs & USBKeys that love to be (disk-label) mounted so easy but still a sure way (by easy i mean, compared to udev rules ;).

--kozaki 15:19, 7 January 2007 (PST)

but I havn't this /dev/disk/by-label directary,why? mawchmail@gmail.com


That's because that directory is actually created (and destroyed) dynamically when you attach (or detach) some disk or partition that has a label! A bit scary for the uninitiated, but true....

--jf 15:32, 29 March 2007 ("Why couldn't everybody JUST use easily-referenced 'GMT', or 'UTC'?!!!")