[clug] dd

Kevin Pulo kev at pulo.com.au
Sun Apr 11 19:13:40 MDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:41:59AM +1000, Hal Ashburner wrote:

> 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.

I thought this was exactly the SNAFU that a good udev configuration
was supposed to deal with?  Including network interface naming, etc...
Perhaps the snag is that some installer environments don't use udev?


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