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

On 2010-03-22 19:39, Tom H wrote:
I'd want *proof* (i.e., booting into different distros) that different
mkswap invocations generate different UUIDs.

I have no idea what proof I can provide except to say that I have been
caught by that.

I installed a second distribution and I could either not prevent it
from running mkswap or forgot to prevent it from doing so and I had,
when I rebooted into the first distribution, an error message about
swap. And it turned out that the swap UUID had been modified.

Expert install or simple install?

The partioner is the same for both; and why does it matter anyway
since the UUID was modified?

The expert installer lets you skip mkfs if you want to.

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