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Thread: system backups to bare metal

  1. #31
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    Default Re: system backups to bare metal

    On 2012-09-03 17:16, PattiMichelle wrote:

    > You know, it seems to me this used to be taken care of in the BIOS.
    > The boot order, or even the order you plugged the drives in. But I can
    > live with editing those three files if it saves problems with other
    > aspects of drives.


    I have a computer where my linux is usually in sda (I have four internal HDs there). If I plug in an
    external hard disk via eSATA, it becomes sde. All as expected. However, if I hibernate with that
    disk connected, or reboot, then the external disk becomes sda!

    The system would simply not work if I insisted on using /dev/sdX names.

    >
    > ..but I'm serious - opensuse needs (1) a bootloader fixer (windoz has
    > one and OS used to)


    True.

    > and (2) a "fixer" for those three files. Maybe disk
    > crashes are just so uncommon that nobody cares? My main problem is that
    > I do so many things that each system becomes custom unto itself and I
    > forget how I got it that way (could be senile dementia onset...). So
    > it's not as simple as copying and restoring data or the /home partition.


    You can clone disks if you use uuid or labels, they don't change.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" (Minas Tirith))

  2. #32
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    Default Re: system backups to bare metal

    To get the Yast Boot Loader configuration tool to rewrite entries in menu.lst, it seems you have to make a change. All I did was add a third dash in the title where there were already two. Yast then changed the menu.list stanza for that entry (and only that entry) from /dev/disk/by-id/ to UUID. You have to make a change in each boot loader section separately. The changed sections are the ones that get rewritten into menu.lst.
    Howard

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