Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sun Oct 21 18:28:36 UTC 2007

Michael Bach (gmx) wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> David McGlone wrote:
>>> On Friday 19 October 2007 5:28:27 pm Yogich7230 wrote:
>>>> How does one find out what the UUID of a drive partition is?  Once a
>>>> backup is restored, one plays a little hell getting partitions to
>>>> mount, since the UUID is different.
>>> cat /etc/fstab
>> er, no.  If he's having trouble getting it to mount, then the one in
>> fstab isn't the one actually on the partition ...
>> "sudo vol_id /dev/xxxx" will tell you what the UUID for partition
>> /dev/xxxx is.
> A tool I used in the past was "disktype". It lists information about
> partions or lists partions with their inforamtion for a whole drive.
> Amongst the partition info are the filetype and the UUID.

Yes, there are actually many ways to get the UUID - it was just that fstab
isn't a reliable one :)

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