[Ubuntu-PH] UUID

Juan Carlos Torres carlosdgtorres at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 17:00:08 UTC 2008

On Saturday 21 June 2008 23:48:26 cj pangilinan wrote:
> Hi list,
> I noticed in the /etc/fstab that it uses UUID of the partition instead
> of the /dev/sdax format. My question is what is that UUID and how do
> you know the UUID of a device or partion of hdd? I only found one
> command in ubuntu, uuidgen which generates a UUID similar in the
> /etc/fstab entry.

The command "blkid" (you might need to use sudo) also lists the UUID's of 

ls -l /dev/disks/by-uuid/

also works. 

Hope that helps.

Juan Carlos G. Torres
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