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Re: [PATCH] Scan root device dynamically at startup

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Scan root device dynamically at startup
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 14:38:23 +0200
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On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 02:05:59PM +0200, Tomáš Ebenlendr wrote:
> Dne 29 Květen 2008, 12:46, Bean napsal(a):
> > I think this is the most convenient way of installing grub2 in vista.
> > User don't need any customization. They just add the entry and copy
> > /boot/grub to any supported partition. Besides, our driver currently
> > don't support UUID, and some partition doesn't have UUID (like FAT).
> >
> Every FAT has serial number, generated when first formating of partition,
> it is only 4 bytes, so it is not as unique as UUID but it suffices.
> Other filesystems often have similar identifiers.

My point is not about FAT; that's just an example.  What I mean is we can't
always rely on UUID being usable;  and in Bean's use case it isn't.

Robert Millan

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