Reliable device identification in GRUB

Registered by Robbie Williamson on 2009-11-06

Make GRUB 2's device identification reliable, so that we stop having to deal with boot loader problems when there are multiple disks.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Robbie Williamson
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Colin Watson
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Colin Watson
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for lucid
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon lucid-alpha-3
Started by
Colin Watson on 2009-11-26
Completed by
Colin Watson on 2010-05-21

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Work items:
Ensure that the GRUB utilities stop relying on /boot/grub/device.map (turned out to be done upstream, just needed a merge): DONE
Store /dev/disk/by-id/ names in grub-pc/install_devices: DONE
Display friendly names when asking grub-pc/install_devices question: DONE
On upgrade to first version implementing this, ask again: DONE
If grub-pc/install_devices is invalid on upgrade, ask again: DONE
Make grub-installer translate to /dev/disk/by-id/ when preseeding grub-pc/install_devices: DONE

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