>>> I often have several bootable partitions, and if I have to edit fstab
>>> by hand it is easier if the /dev values are used.
> I'd prefer labels in this case.
I've tried that, but then it is just another arbitrary thing to remember.
>> Well, yes, /dev/?d? entries *are* much easier to read than UUIDs.
>> However, device names have several disadvantages, which are important.
>> A UUID is a permanent, direct link to a particular partition.
> No, the important difference is that a UUID is an identifier for a *file
> system* while a device name is an identifier for a *partition*.
> AFAIR parted changes the UUID when moving or resizing partitions, too.
Yet another reason to use /dev notation. Note that I am not advocating
a return to /dev notation, rather, I am asking for an option in the
installer (not checked y default) to use /dev notation.
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