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On Thu, 2009-11-19 at 14:46 -0500, Oliver Ruebenacker wrote:
>   I noticed that in GRUB, the kernel command has a strange root
> argument, some long string that does not look like a path at all.

A unique identifier.  Each partition should have a unique one (and it
probably will, unless you've done some cloning).  It allows you to
specify to use a particular partition, and it won't matter how it's
attached to the computer (dev/sda, sdb, USB, whatever), it'll be used.

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