Partitioning questions

Tom H tomh0665 at
Wed Aug 18 20:37:27 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 4:07 PM, Eric Lee Elliott <linux at> wrote:
> Goh Lip advised me to avoid Partition Manager.  What I have done for
> some years, is use PM to kill all partitions, make several partitions of
> 20 GB for Linux installs, a swap partition & one large partition for my
> files.  After partitions are written & formatted, 2 or 3 distros are
> installed.  Are GUI partitioning applications not trustworthy for use
> before operating systems are installed?
> The documentation for cp (info coreutils 'cp invocation') has no mention
> of UUID.  If cp -r is used to copy all files in a partition to another
> partition, will UUID be duplicated?

cp cannot copy a filesystem UUID because it is a filesystem property
that is held in a partition's superblock.

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