Feature changed by: Stefan Behlert email@example.com Feature #305621, revision 4 Title: Conversion of kernel disk names to by-id or by-label
Requested by: Klaus Kämpf (kwk) + Interested: Stefan Behlert (sbehlert) Partner organization: openSUSE.org
Description: Background Using kernel disk names (e.g. /dev/sdX) is discouraged and should be replaced by mount-by-id or mount-by-label specifiers. This is done by default for fresh installs, so all is fine there. However, older systems which were continuously updated, might still use the old disk device names. Such systems might not boot (resp. update) correctly with newer kernels, let alone correct detection of disk devices. Request Provide a tool which maps kernel-based disk names to by-id (resp. by- label) disk names. Ideally, this tool would automatically convert * /etc/fstab * /boot/grub/menu.lst and others. A simple script-based tool is sufficient The tool must be run before the upgrade in order to correctly detect disk devices. YaST should reference the tool when detecting kernel disk device names during upgrade.
Discussion: #1: Federico Lucifredi (flucifredi) (2009-01-05 22:35:52) Should we add this to 11.2 as well?