[clug] dd

Hal Ashburner hal.ashburner at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 18:41:59 MDT 2010

On 12/04/10 10:31, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> "Owen"<rcook at pcug.org.au>  writes:
>>> Note to self/all: be sure of which partition you're dd'ing to, before you
>>> do it. Also be aware partition names can change between different installs
>>> of Debian.
> ...er, they generally don't.  Much as I love a good "blame the tools" story,
> either you changed the partition "names", or you used an automatic tool to
> create them that isn't producing the same output every time.

I've seen this happen too. In fact it's why my fstab now identifies 
partitions by UUID rather than device file. The symptom is /dev/sda1 
this boot can be /dev/sdb1 next. Really quite common for something that 
generally doesn't happen, the heads up & reminder is definitely 
worthwhile, for mine.

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