How to list an UUID?

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Mar 29 20:09:37 BST 2007

Daniel Pittman wrote:

> If you mean "it is hard to add a UUID to fstab" I would have to
> disagree; running 'blkid /dev/sdXN' and putting the result into place is
> probably less difficult than working out how to format the device in the
> first place.

Yeah, but it's easier to say "it's the third partition so I use /dev/sda3"
than pasting the result of blkid.

Specifically for swap partitions, uuid is _not_ very stable (at least when
hibernate gets involved).  I've had to use mkswap a number of times because
of problems with hibernation.  
> Also, notably, the folks who are not comfortable with finding the UUID
> will generally be using the friendly GUI tools that automate the process
> for you.

Which gui tools would those be?  I haven't found an fstab manager, but it
would be nice.

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