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    Hello everyone.

    I did upgrade my SUSE installation from 10.1 to 11.1 in a Gateway laptop... jus,t before the installatin started I got the following warning:

    Some partitions in the system on /dev/sda2/ are mounted by kernel-device name. This is not reliable for the update since kernel-device names are unfortunately non persistent. It is strongly recommended to start the old system and change the mount by method to any other method for all partitions.

    I did upgrade the system anyway... and apparently everything loos and works fine... my questions are: what does "non persistent" mean? it sounds too ambiguous, why is not reliable any longer to do this? What if a change the mount by method in the new system? I will appreciate any comment. Take care,


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    Aug 2008

    Default Re: mounted by kernel question

    Just saw your question answered here:

    new install / update dilema - openSUSE Forums

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    Default Re: mounted by kernel question

    thanks, I will look into that, take care...

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    Default Re: mounted by kernel question

    Andd this one may also be of some help on background information: SDB:Basics of partitions, filesystems, mount points - openSUSE
    Henk van Velden

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    thank you, that looks really helpful

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