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Re: Adding UUID to a partition?

On Monday 23 August 2010 03:35:34 Csanyi Pal wrote:
> Greg Madden <gomadtroll@gci.net> writes:
> > On Monday 23 August 2010 01:29:50 Csanyi Pal wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I have installed Debian Squeeze with kernel: 2.6.32-5-amd64.
> >>
> >> In the fstab file there almost every partition has an UUID. Now I
> >> want to mount a windows partition, but that hasn't an UUID. How can I
> >> achieve to get an UUID to that partition too?
> >
> > The command 'blkid' lists  the uuid & type of all the partitions on
> > your box.
> OK, but what if the partition hasn't any UUID, because when the Debian
> System was installed, I don't mount it so the installer doesn't add to
> it an UUID? And now should I add to this partition an UUID, or shall I
> use it as is, without an UUID? And if I should to add it an UUID, how
> can I do that? :)

When a file system is created on a partition, formating, a uuid is created. Every 
file system has a uuid, 'blkid, reads existing information.


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