[CentOS] USB install annoyances

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Mon Jan 9 19:11:27 UTC 2012

John R Pierce wrote:
> On 01/09/12 10:33 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> So we use labels. I*loathe*  UUIDs. Quick, tell my yours on one system
>> without looking (as would be the case if the drive crashed).
> from my rescue environment, I'd use:  xfs_admin -u /dev/xxxx
> (or the somewhat messier ext? equiv)
> labels get messy too, when you have 27 systems and a half dozen file
> systems each.  you want your labels globally unique so if you plug a
> volume into another system for repair there's no collisions.   our

They are? I dunno - ours are labelled where they're intended to be
mounted, like / or /boot

> hostnames tend to be messy and nearly as unreadable as a uuid, so
> embedding them in a label wouldn't actually be much help.

Oh, you're in one of *those* places.... "This machine was bought under
this account, and is part of this project, and there's 1-4 char
abbreviations for each, and .....

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