|Summary:||LABEL= is a bad idea|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Nathan G. Grennan <redhat-bugzilla>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-01-21 21:28:16 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2003-01-18 10:01:39 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20021216 Description of problem: I have repeatedly run into issue with LABEL= in /etc/grub.conf(written by anaconda as far as I know) and /etc/fstab. It has to do with moving drives from one linux box to another, either to copy everything over to get rid of a failing drive, or just to copy some data over. You often end up with results like it boots off the wrong drive, or it boots off one drive, but then mount another. I think the LABEL= code should be completely ripped out and revert to using device names. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install drive from another computer running RedHat 2. Boot Actual Results: Either booting off the wrong drive, or mounting the wrong partitions Expected Results: Boot and mounting the expected drive or partitions every time Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-21 13:59:44 UTC
I have actually stumbled upon this a number of times. I've always dropped to single user mode to change the labels around, but in general - it's a valid point.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-21 21:28:16 UTC
Not using labels is also problematic for when people add scsi adapters or rearrange adapters or lots of other reasons. Labels aren't the end all be all, but they are an improvement. If you're moving drives from one machine to another, you're likely to end up needing to change drive names and I fail to see how that's significantly easier than changing labels.