Swapping partitions WAS: Please help new hard drive install

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 19:49:47 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 11:13 PM, Preston Kutzner <shizzlecash at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Dec 18, 2008, at 3:13 PM, Knapp wrote:
>>> NP, all fixed now. I am using the old drive as a place to put backup data
>>> and that is also why I cloned it. I also had no idea about this UUID issue
>>> but it was fixed with one simple command, once the problem was known. The
>>> other reason for having 2 drives in that I am hoping that the system will
>>> run faster that way. Home on one and root on the other.
>> Care to share with the list exactly what it was that fixed the problem, so
>> that people searching through the archives can find the answer?
> Sure, The best thing to do is be sure you have read the first tread because
> the fix is on that branch.
> I copied the partitions to the new drive but this copies the UUID numbers
> also and thus you have 2 partitions with the same numbers. So we reset the
> numbers and then things started acting as I would have thought they should
> from the start. I was just looking for the command that is in the other
> tread but it is on my other FF on the other partition, sorry. Anyway it
> resets the partitions UUID with a new random one.
> --
> Douglas E Knapp

For me, it is easier to assign unique labels with /sbin/e2label
/dev/sdaX and then use those labels in grub.conf than it is to mess
about with UUID values.

Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas

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