Re: /dev/disk/by-id/ in testing
- Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2019 20:12:43 +0100
- From: Pascal Hambourg <pascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: /dev/disk/by-id/ in testing
Le 08/01/2019 à 12:51, Johan en Katrien Dewaele a écrit :
Only the location of my boot-disk is identified by "ID" in lilo, seems
it is not possible to do this by UUID in lilo.
I wrote previously in this thread :
This is because the UUID is only part of filesystem metadata and cannot
be used to specify a device not containing a filesystem, such as a whole
partitioned disk. Whole partitioned disks are not present in
If LILO's boot sector was located in a primary partition boot record
(PBR) instead of the disk MBR, you could use the partition's filesystem
UUID in lilo.conf. Of course this requires to write a standard boot
program in the MBR and set the partition boot flag.
Thinking of switching to grub2 to avoid these problems.
I also wrote previously in this thread :
This issue is not specific to lilo. It would affect grub-pc updates too,
because the boot device is specified by device id.
For example on my system :
$ debconf-show grub-pc
* grub-pc/install_devices: /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD1200BEVE-00WZT0_...
The issue would be happen less often - only when updating the grub-pc
package instead of on any kernel update - but it would still happen.