[sclug] Help! with Ubuntu 8.04 (cont)

Dominic Storey dominic.storey at sourcefire.com
Mon Apr 28 12:30:43 UTC 2008

have you checked the following device files?

ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid

certainly on Gutsy and Fiesty, there are symlinks here that resolve  
uuids to 'traditional' disks (hda, hdb, etc.)

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On 27 Apr 2008, at 14:03, Neil Haughton wrote:

> Okay, with all the help (thanks Alex, David, Will) I'm making  
> progress.
> I have my data partition back (it was libata after all, and the hd
> devices are now sd devices. Easy to deal with once I had been  
> pointed in
> the right direction - and yes I have also straightened out the  
> mounting
> and symlinks to something more sensible too: /mnt/sda5 mounts /dev/ 
> sda5.
> Neat, huh? :-)
> BUT: vol_id /dev/sda5 gives:
> sudo vol_id /dev/sda5
> ID_FS_USAGE=filesystem
> ID_FS_TYPE=reiserfs
> As you can see, no UUID. If I want to 'fit in' by using a UUID to be
> consistent, what do I do to give it one? Is it worth it?
> My next big task is to get the wireless adapter (Netgear WG311v3)
> working - it was fine in 7.10, but now wireless is well and truly
> broken. I've been through all the Ubuntu docs on this subject with no
> success. The best I got to was 'wlan0 is ready' in the messages log  
> but
> it still didn't work - couldn't even ping my router even though it  
> could
> be found by scanning. I have now done a clean install of 8.04 (that's
> where my data partition came in really useful to avoid having to do
> endless back/restores of my data), but my wireless card hasn't even  
> been
> detected. Should it really still be this hard to get wireless working
> release after release? It hurts and worries me to say this, but this  
> is
> one (perhaps the only one?) area where Window XP is miles ahead in  
> terms
> of the user experience.
> I can see that ReiserFS perhaps wasn't the best choice of FS. If I  
> copy
> it to another drive, use the partitioner to change the fs to say jfs,
> then copy everything back, that should be okay, shouldn't it?
> Nei
> Neil.

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