I decided to upgrade my machine to Ubuntu 10.10 today. The upgrade seemed to go well. Then not long after logging in the machine crashed. Ooops. Now I had this happen not a week ago because of the latest gfx drivers and my ATI card. So having no quick way to sort it out I decided to do a reinstall and take the opportunity to try out Fedora.

So far Fedora has been brilliant, for the whole 30 minutes I’ve been using it. I have most of my media sitting on a separate drive now and I needed to mount that drive automatically. Now I decided to try and use the drives UUID and I found a neat way to find the UUID of my drive. All it took was:

$ ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 10 Oct 10 22:59 16a8499c-2a20-4558-8b8f-faf3886138cb -> ../../sdb1

Very cool :) I don’t know if this exists in other distros because I’ve never looked for it before. At least now I’ll have everything up a running properly soon. Right now I’m just sitting here waiting for all the updates to install.