I have a USB drive that is not receiving a UUID. When I look at the contents of the /dev/disk/by-uuid it doesn't exist there. The dev point that the partition lives in is on /dev/sdb. I am able to see sdb under /dev/disk/by-path. Also, when using blkid, I get zero output. I'm assuming that I got an error code that returned back.
Is there a way to get a UUID for this partition?
fdisk -l /dev/sdb:
Disk /dev/sdb: 320.1 GB, 320072932352 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142446 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00082145 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 2048 625141759 312569856 83 Linux
The partition table and partition was created with gparted, so it was partitioned and ran the command mkfs.ext3.
Output of fsck -n /dev/sdb1
fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 e2fsck 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) fsck.ext2: Superblock invalid, trying backup blocks... zwei was not cleanly unmounted, check forced. Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes Pass 2: Checking directory structure Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity Pass 4: Checking reference counts Pass 5: Checking group summary information zwei: 11/19537920 files (0.0% non-contiguous), 1275097/78142464 blocks
It was formatted as an ext3 drive. Why is that showing up as ext2?