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Re: (Re: Next release?)

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: (Re: Next release?)
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 17:57:56 -0400

On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 23:36 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 05:26:17PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > > 
> > > This is mostly implemented already.  I sent a proof of concept in a mail
> > > titled "[PATCH] disk/fs_uuid.c".
> > > 
> > > It will only search hard drives unless no match is found (in that case 
> > > your
> > > boot is broken, so you wouldn't care much that floppy is being probed ;-)
> > 
> > Then all be need it to have an option in grub-install to enable this
> > logic.
> Why an option?  Is there any situation in which it is known that boot will
> be unreliable (because embed disk != /boot/grub disk), and in spite of that
> you don't want UUIDs to be used?

I guess I was unclear.  It's not like I don't want the UUIDs to be used.
I don't want users to create a cross-drive setup unknowingly or without
knowing the consequences.  Failure of any of the drives will break the
loading.  There are many temporary portable drives and flash devices.
The intention of the user may be to make that drive bootable, not to
create a configuration that would require both the internal and the
external drives.

If the user is OK with the cross-drive install, using UUIDs should be
either the default or the only option.

Pavel Roskin

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