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Re: How to obtain UUID of drives (squeeze udev lacks vol_id)

On 2010-03-21 07:03, Arthur Marsh wrote:
Constantine wrote, on 05/03/10 23:24:

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org> wrote:


Recent udev packges in squeeze/sid lack vol_id command since 22 Aug 2009
(146-1).  What is the best way to obtain UUID of partition?

I could read it like ...

$ ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid|grep sda4

Is this the best way?  Any thoughts ?



man -k uuid

will *not* find the blkid man page )-:.

Also, how does one set the UUID of a currently in use swap partition (such as one created before the mkswap command added a UUID by default) *without* re-running mkswap?

*You* should not need to set the UUID. It should just magically be there.

$ /sbin/blkid -t TYPE=swap
/dev/sdb1: TYPE="swap" LABEL="swap1" \

Or did my (regularly updated Sid) system "get what it needed" before Aug-2009?

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