How to list an UUID?

Joe(theWordy)Philbrook jtwdyp at ttlc.net
Sat Mar 31 18:09:33 BST 2007


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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 have several partitions on my NON_removable hard drives. some of which
frequently get reformatted via mkfs... If /etc/fstab refers to them by
UUID the next reboot complains... 

And when editing fstab and or especially grub, (where the automatically
updated file didn't include the nice helpful comment lines with the
/dev/hdX# information that apt-get replaced with UUIDs) I can much more
easily understand which entry is what when it's referred to via /dev/hdX#...

IF I was going to rearrange my hardware, I'd expect to have to edit these
files. As I will no doubt have to do when/if kubuntu starts insisting on
sdX instead of hdX

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