[SATLUG] Trying to understand UUID and grub

Brinkley Harrell jbharrell at fusemeister.com
Thu Nov 20 20:18:22 CST 2008

Just type /sbin/blkid at the command shell prompt, it will return 
information about all of the mounted volumes. For example,

jharrell at waco:~$ sudo /sbin/blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="9bfb45e6-083a-4fe6-9b6d-cb799e79a30e" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda5: TYPE="swap" UUID="ab45a1a9-8090-48aa-bd90-a5af5828a2c8"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="BCEC9975EC992AA2" LABEL="WorkVol" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2E0C4B040C4AC695" LABEL="WDC-backup" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="72F831D7F8319A75" LABEL="Maxtor5k" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="928CF7AA8CF7874F" LABEL="WDC-ntfs" TYPE="ntfs"

The pertinent part of Grub's menu.lst is

title        Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
uuid        9bfb45e6-083a-4fe6-9b6d-cb799e79a30e
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic 
root=UUID=9bfb45e6-083a-4fe6-9b6d-cb799e79a30e ro quiet splash
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

Obviously, the system is Ubunto v8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> John Pappas wrote:
>> Your email indicated you were querying via /dev/sdx rather than the 
>> explicit
>> partition number.  Can you include the contents of your 
>> /boot/grub/menu.lst
>> so that I can see what you are talking about?
> I would think we would need to see /etc/fstab to understand the problem.
>   -- Bruce

Brinkley Harrell

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