Comment 27 for bug 66637

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tonfa (bboissin) wrote : Re: [Bug 66637] It works for me!

On Sat, Nov 04, 2006 at 06:59:16PM -0000, Hervé Fache wrote:
> May I ask what the big advantage of UUIDs is, since it causes so many
> problems? Updating my server from Dapper to Edgy led to it using the
> wrong / partition altogether!!! And there was no sign of my /
> partition in /dev/disk/by-uuid!
It's related to the future switch to libata (kernel 2.6.18). If I
understand it correctly, ubuntu devs will probably switch to libata for
the next release.
libata is a new framework for the ata drivers (both sata and pata), when
you activate it, your devices will be renamed to /dev/sd* instead of
/dev/hd* so using UUID instead of device name will make the transition
not painful.