A curse on LABEL=

Homer hparker at homershut.net
Fri Apr 9 15:29:44 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 07:47, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I was just bitten again by the LABEL= bug.
> For some reason, "make install" 2.6 kernels
> causes a new entry in grub.conf using root=LABEL=/ ,
> even though the entry being copied says /dev/hda?
> I don't know why - and don't really want to know why -
> but this causes a panic on my machine,
> with the root partition not found,
> even though it has the correct label according to e2label.
> I understand the supposed advantage of LABEL
> if one is changing a hard disk,
> but I just feel the confusion it causes vastly outweighs its merits.
> Am I alone in this?

	I personally don't like the LABEL feature... Makes it real hard to
retrieve data from a drive if you put it in another system :(

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