How to list an UUID?

Brendan mailinglist at
Mon Apr 2 06:53:23 UTC 2007

On Saturday 31 March 2007, Joe(theWordy)Philbrook wrote:
> It would appear that on Mar 29, Daniel Pittman did say:
> > Well, the UUID is absolutely stable in general -- most people install
> > one Linux and never change it.  AFAIK nothing else should cause it to
> > change.
> >
> > Using the UUID means that your system will work if the layout of disk
> > devices changes -- that way when your devices are moved from hdX to sdX
> > in the transition to libata, or when you rearrange your SATA cables or
> > add another controller ... things still work.
> Personally I'd like to be able to tell kubuntu to NEVER allow UUIDs to
> be used even by "apt-get dist-upgrade"...

I hate UUIDs. I just put in /dev/sda3 for my root= bit in menu.lst
I just keep a copy of menu.lst and fstab in /root to copy back over the new 
ones installed by apt-get...It's annoying, but eh...

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