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Use labels, not devices

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on May 20, 2006 01:02 AM
The author complains:

"I'd also like it if GParted offered a way to rename partitions -- for example, if you have sda1, sda2, and sda3 and delete sda2, I don't see any way to rename sda3 to sda2."

Better than that, use names that don't change. When you format a partition, give it a label. Then instead of referring to them by their device numbers in fastab or mount commands, refer to them by their label names.

There. Now you can add or delete partitions and never care about the order change.

-- Billy Bob Ulrich

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