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bug #31647: Option to use labels instead of uuid's in Linux grub.cfg

Submitted by:  Barry Jackson <barjac>
Submitted on:  Sat 13 Nov 2010 09:12:58 PM UTC  
Votes:  131  
 
Category: Disk & PartitionSeverity: Major
Priority: 3 - LowItem Group: None
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: Barry Jackson
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 
Release: Bazaar - trunkReproducibility: None
Planned Release: None

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Sun 30 Jun 2013 05:44:13 AM UTC, comment #6:

Another attempt to fix this bug: https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?38366

 <kernc>
Thu 24 May 2012 01:07:24 AM UTC, comment #5:

There's a use case for this that makes me want it too: backup.

If I periodically clone my HDD to an external one, I'd like to be able to swap them when the internal one fails, like described here: <http://www.jwz.org/blog/2007/09/psa-backups/>. However, with UUIDs in the bootloader I can't do this. With labels I would be able to.

Ian Dalton <iaindalton>
Thu 29 Sep 2011 08:58:51 AM UTC, comment #4:

It changes from UUIDs to LABELs in several, unrelated modules which should be configurable separately.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Tue 16 Aug 2011 05:09:10 PM UTC, comment #3:

I'm not sure I follow.
Without GRUB_USE_LABEL set "true" it changes nothing.

Are you saying it breaks something un-related ?
If so then could you please explain as I would like to try to correct it.

Otherwise, could you please add a similar feature to grub2 ?

I have used this for about 12 months now with no issues and prefer labels for many reasons.

Barry Jackson <barjac>
Tue 16 Aug 2011 03:22:25 PM UTC, comment #2:

This patch isn't appropriate since it changes behaviour of several unrelated parts with a single option.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Wed 15 Jun 2011 11:15:28 AM UTC, comment #1:

I have attached an updated patch for 1.99 release version, in the hope that this may at least be reviewed.

Barry Jackson <barjac>
Sat 13 Nov 2010 09:12:58 PM UTC, original submission:

It would be good in Linux to be able to specify that grub use labels rather than UUID's in grub.cfg, if the user specifies GRUB_USE_LABEL=true in /etc/default/grub.

I have attached patches for grub-mkconfig.in, grub-mkconfig_lib.in and 10_linux.in that achieve this in my system. (rev 2937).

Whilst my patches may have deficiencies and possibly overlook many scenarios that I do not understand, I feel that the principle illustrated is one that is desirable and should be fully developed.

Thanks for your time.

Regards,
Barry Jackson (barjac)

Barry Jackson <barjac>

 

Attached Files
file #23526:  grub2_labels.patch added by barjac (2kB - application/octet-stream - Patch updated for 1.99 release version - works for me.)
file #22009:  grub-mkconfig.in.patch added by barjac (801B - application/octet-stream - Patches)
file #22010:  10_linux.in.patch added by barjac (521B - application/octet-stream - Patches)
file #22011:  grub-mkconfig_lib.patch added by barjac (771B - application/octet-stream - Patches)

 

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    Sun 30 Jun 2013 09:28:17 AM UTCmrmazdaCarbon-Copy-=>Added mrmazda
    Sun 30 Jun 2013 05:44:13 AM UTCkerncCarbon-Copy-=>Added kernc
    Thu 24 May 2012 12:36:03 AM UTCiaindaltonCarbon-Copy-=>Added iaindalton
    Wed 15 Jun 2011 11:05:31 AM UTCbarjacAttached File-=>Added grub2_labels.patch, #23526
    Sun 01 May 2011 02:07:13 PM UTCrduke15Carbon-Copy-=>Added rduke15
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    Sat 13 Nov 2010 09:26:05 PM UTCphcoderPriority5 - Normal=>3 - Low
    Sat 13 Nov 2010 09:12:58 PM UTCbarjacAttached File-=>Added grub-mkconfig.in.patch, #22009
      Attached File-=>Added 10_linux.in.patch, #22010
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