[CentOS] USB install annoyances

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Mon Jan 9 20:27:24 UTC 2012

On 01/09/12 12:05 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> John R Pierce wrote:
>> >  On 01/09/12 11:11 AM,m.roth at 5-cent.us  wrote:
>>> >>  They are? I dunno - ours are labelled where they're intended to be
>>> >>  mounted, like / or /boot
>> >
>> >  don't plug one of those into a different system for repair or you'll
>> >  have all kinda grief.   $HOSTNAME_root would be the sane way to do it...
>> >
> I'm trying to figure out why I'd plug one into a different system for
> repair. Either the drive's bad, or I'm re-embodying a server that died,
> but left good drives. If it's going bad, the*only*  thing I'm going to do
> is plug it into a hot-swap bay (just about all of ours have those, love
> them) to recover some data, then wipe it.

exactly. and if you put that drive in a hotswap bay of another system 
that is using the same label, thats a potential for a big mess.   same 
thing with LVM volume groups, you want their names globally unique, I 
notice EL6 now embeds the hostname in the VG...

john r pierce                            N 37, W 122
santa cruz ca                         mid-left coast

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