Questions tagged [uuid]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
2answers
22 views

Identifying The Disk that the OS Parition Resides On (for a script)?

I'm trying to automatically identify which disk (not partition) the OS resides on for a certain program which will format many attached disks (so it doesn't accidently format the OS disk). I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

“you are in emergency mode,, After logging in type ”journalctl -xb“ti view…”

my os (pop os , ubuntu based) gets freezed due to a RAM exceed, I reboot my system and only have CLI, were I got the tittle mentioned message: “you are in emergency mode,, After logging in type ”...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

“ALERT! UUID=xxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell!” Where/how can I change this xxx value ? where is it stored in grub configuration?

I have a few disks on my a server (for RAID) and a few boot partitions to test various distros. At some time I had a recent (10 buster) Debian 32 bit and a recent (10 buster) Debian 64 bits, and for ...
1
vote
2answers
43 views

How to stop a hanging UUID start job that is not listed in /etc/fstab

On boot up the system hangs for 90 seconds for a UUID start job. This has already been answered at ask ubuntu. The solution there involves removing the offending UUID from the /etc/fstab. In my case, ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Finding the offset of a .eo1 partition with parted ends up with an unrecognised disk label error

I have a copy of a disk (1.6GB). I need to find the offset of the beginning of the partition which has the UUID e61a1da4-b95d-4df5-ab40-bbffc505b3f2. Following Peter Utzel's answer I did: ┌──(kali㉿...
0
votes
2answers
115 views

How can I prevent disk UUID mismatch when cloning a machine?

I have built a Debian linux machine. I have captured an 'image' of the entire hard drive in the form of a compressed tar file. I then unpack this onto another machine, setting up grub so that it can ...
1
vote
0answers
97 views

Gave up waiting for root file system device

Here's what it says when I first turn on my computer: BusyBox v1.30.1 (Debian 1 :1.30.1-4) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. I watched a youtube video expecting it to ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

linux writing to SMBIOS system_UUID at restart\poweroff

I have a dual boot system with windows10 and manjaro linux on different SSD's. A few months ago my Windows10 activation failed and I could not re-activate. I test installed a Win8.1 on another disk, ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Why does `mount /dev/dm-8` mount `/dev/dm-39` instead?

On a debian 10 GNU with Linux kernel system the following line does not - as expected - mount /dev/dm-8 but (imho incorreclty) /dev/dm-37: mount /dev/dm-8 /mnt I am puzzled really now the reason and/...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

UUID number of the physical arch linux / root partition is not recognized by esxi 7

I'm trying to boot with esxi 7 the physical installation of arch linux,that I created on the disk /dev/sdc in efi mode,where sdc1 is the efi partition and sdc2 the root partition. In arch linux the ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

blkid doesn't doesn't print the device name on CentOS

I am running a container with CentOS: docker run -it centos bash I first check for its Label or UUID: [root@3271c071fe0a /]# cat /proc/cmdline BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.3.0-1032-aws root=LABEL=...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

Mount fails finding UUID

I have been trying to mount a disk partition following the syntax for "mount" and utilizing the disk's uuid. The problem is I get the message mount: /data-x: can't find UUID=ee9595909d-6971-...
0
votes
1answer
459 views

how to mount [bind] an external hard drive folder using UUID to another folder on a pc

in short: on pc: /home/user/Music: ├─music_from_disk_1 └─music_from_disk_2 on 2 HDD's in root: /music, /docs, /photos. need to automatically mount HDD1/music to .../music_from_disk_1 and HDD2/music ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Manjaro linux error: Failed to start Remount Root and Kernel File Systems

I am using Manjaro Linux with 5.7.9-1-MANJARO kernel. The system boots, but with an error Failed to start Remount Root and Kernel File Systems. I took a look at the Manjaro Forums as well as the ...
0
votes
2answers
843 views

Black arch Boot problem, UUID not found

I’ve installed black arch “from live iso” and it was installed successfully But after reboot it stuck in black screen starting version 245.5-2-arch ERROR: device ‘uuid=xxxxxxxxxx‘ not found skipping ...
0
votes
1answer
484 views

Changing the windows UUID volume with Debian

I'd like to be able to put an ID on a USB key formatted in NTFS under debian and be able to read it with Windows 7 and 10. As the identifier must be unique, I prefer to use UUID rather than label. I ...
0
votes
1answer
157 views

RPI root partition lost PARTUUID and can't boot

So I cloned a RPI sd card so I could run the same system at home and at work. The sd cards were slightly different sizes so after I ran dd I had to run resize2fs and fsck. If I boot the Pi with this I ...
0
votes
3answers
719 views

What triggers disk's UUID to change?

On the same model of industrial PCs, I see UUID of the main SSD changed. Those 2 IPCs are restored from 2 similar but different Linux disk images. Question is as per the title. UUID of the main disk /...
0
votes
2answers
254 views

ZFS Recovery Mirror-0 UNAVAIL missing device

I'm new to ZFS and I screwed things up big time. I had multiple ZFS pools because I didn't realize you could have separate mirrors under the same pool. I am still rebuilding array, so one of my ...
2
votes
2answers
105 views

Efficient way to obtain a device mountpoint from its UUID

In a script I'm working on, a variable UUID must be used in obtaining the current mountpoint a device is attached to. The solution I came up with is this one: UUID='fc70ae3d-65e7-4437-a371-...
0
votes
2answers
110 views

How to process wipefs command output?

My command, wipefs /dev/sdX, gives the below output: offset type ---------------------------------------------------------------- 0x111 ext4 [filesystem] ...
-1
votes
2answers
902 views

How do I install grub on a disk drive using a UUID?

On my Arch Linux I am trying to install GRUB as follows: grub-install /dev/sda Instead of /dev/sda to do with UUID. However two points to bring up: I cannot find a UUID for /dev/sda only for /dev/...
1
vote
1answer
449 views

wrong partition UUID in fstab and partition showing as W95

I have Win10 / Ubuntu 18.04 dual boot, and something messed up my partitions. I did try to resize the Win10 partition in order to enlarge my Ubuntu partition, but that didn't work so I resized back ...
1
vote
2answers
589 views

How to correctly get the UUID of the entire disk?

As UUID's are assigned in partitioning phase (by software), there is no UUID available for entire disk. However, /dev/disk/by-id/ contains promising information for the same purpose. We can get the "...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

Debian Buster - UUID Does not exist. Dropping to shell problem

I have no idea what I did but when I startup I get this message in BusyBox: Give up waiting for root file system device. Common problems: -Boot args (cat /proc/cmdlines) -Check rootdelay= (did the ...
0
votes
1answer
184 views

Changing the UUID of NTFS VeraCrypt-encrypted volumes under Linux?

(Partially related to this but the case is significantly different) Recently I have cloned a drive and I need to use both in my system without formatting either one of them, so I need to change one ...
2
votes
1answer
490 views

Mount points in /etc/fstab on Debian system for an encrypted partition

I recently installed Debian 10 on my laptop and for the first time I decided to give file encryption a go. But I've found something interesting in the /etc/fstab file, and it's that it doesn't use ...
2
votes
2answers
74 views

Why does lvm2 use mixed case UUIDs?

I noticed that lvm2 objects use mixed case UUIDs: ~ # lvdisplay ...
14
votes
5answers
2k views

Why is drive/partition number still used?

Many times, especially when messing around with boot-loaders, I'll see numerical drive and partition numbers used. For instance, in my /boot/grub/grub.cfg I see set root='hd0,gpt2', my UEFI boot ...
3
votes
2answers
324 views

“sort -nu” on uuids

anyone could explain why "sort -nu" returns only 1 unique line in example below? $ cat /tmp/test_ 1e971713-31e4-62d0-a3d1-37c0610c10e5 1e97d59f-bc32-6126-b7b1-0b52ddd35273 1e971713-31e4-62d0-a3d1-...
0
votes
1answer
920 views

/etc/fstab - using bash command output to get UUID?

I placed an entry in my fstab file to add a swap partition. I used output of a bash command to get the UUID of vdb1 partition(I can't copy paste). Like this: UUID=$(blkid -o value -s UUID /dev/vdb1)...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

why do some directories have .uuid directory in a directory?

I have seen this quite a few times. In some random directories there is usually a .uuid file or directory therein. The directories are nothing special so as to speak. They are mostly random media ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Change PTTYPE and UUID of an fdisk created partition

I've got two systems. On one, I decided to try and increase the virtual disk /dev/sda. So I delete the partition using fdisk and recreate it with a larger end size but identical start location. ( ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Short and long uuids under /dev/disk/by-uuid

There are several hard disk partitions on my system (Linux josDeb 4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.144-3.1 (2019-02-19) x86_64 GNU/Linux). It is working with: bejo@josDeb:~$ ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid ...
1
vote
3answers
427 views

Why use udev rules for naming, if we could just use /dev/disk/by-uuid?

I don't understand the inclination towards using udev rules for raw devices. Example for Oracle ASM devices, it recommends using udev rules for naming raw devices, as the device order can be ...
2
votes
2answers
262 views

How to tell without knowing the mount point that a device UUID is mounted?

System: Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon 64-bit, based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I would like to know if it is possible to get the following information: Is this UUID (of a block device) mounted or not? (without ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

reliable scripting way of obtaining UUID of boot partition

I want to script a somewhat automated method for editing /etc/default/grub and appending fips=1 boot=UUID=???? to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX= coincidentally /etc/fstab contains UUID=12345blabla /boot xfs ...
1
vote
2answers
45 views

Partition recovered

Partitions MBR has been destroyed accidentally by a friend, Then most partitions are unviewable which is too bad, can all the partitions be recovered? I have a text file including the original ...
15
votes
2answers
19k views

Create unique random numbers (UUIDs) in bash

I want to create random unique numbers (UUIDs) as the following node.id=ffffffff-ffff-ffff-ffff-ffffffffffff First I tried this $ rndnum=` echo $RANDOM"-"echo $RANDOM"-"echo $RANDOM"-"echo $RANDOM"-...
1
vote
1answer
679 views

System goes into initramfs mode

I am trying to boot my system but it goes to initramfs and nothing happens. On using exit command it shows: ALERT! UUID=3668c6fc-7986-490b-8642-705c4532d16a does not exist. Dropping to a shell! On ...
0
votes
0answers
231 views

How to make exfat appear as a disk on Computer (RedHat 6)

I have a redhat 6 on 1TB HDD and another 1TB HDD with exfat format, anyway on Computer I can find the drive where redhat installed but not the exfat drive. I do add a line to /etc/fstab for auto ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Drive won't boot from its Grub, but will from another drive's Grub, after cloning, why?

It was a month ago, so if you ask me on details, I might still remember, but better act on information that can be given as of now. Due to the lack of time, I did not ask for help here. I have cloned ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

What are the use cases for a hard disk's WWN?

I noticed today while setting up a new system that the disk as represented by /dev/disk/by-id also had a WWN link that I was not familiar with: My research suggests that this is a "World Wide Number" ...
4
votes
2answers
10k views

How do I create a zpool using uuid or truly unique identifier?

I created my first zpool the other day, assigning by drive letter, and found that when I rebooted it was degraded. Upon closer inspection, I realized that my drive letters had changed with reboot, so ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Add PARTUUID to DOS MBR

I have an MBR style formatted SD card where I need a PARTUUID in order to mount a partition there as the rootfs (via linux kernel parameter root=PARTUUID=...). Using an fs UUID does not work. ...
1
vote
1answer
199 views

UUID of fs - where are they stored?

Recently I tried to install Ubuntu Studio 18 and upon restart was given GRUB prompt, not Linux graphic login. Surprised, I started to investigate and found that grub.cfg file in ESP partition contains ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How to change UUID after cloning a Mac HDD with `dd`?

After 1 day of googling and try&error I give up and ask for help. Long story short: I cloned internal HDD of my iMac (Mid 2011) to external SDD with dd command. Now I have two identical discs ...
0
votes
1answer
174 views

what is the advantage to configure the network ETH with UUID?

what is the advantage to configure the network with UUID? uuidgen eno093736 1b64d026-c6a6-447c-85aa-40c5d2db2c4e for example we want to configure BOND under /etc/sysconfig/network-script what is ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

Store a custom serial number on a USB flash drive, immune to overwriting

I'm working with massive amounts of USB flash memory. I'd like to be able to track events regarding the USB drives. Specifically: I perform f3 tests, format the drives and write data to them. I'm ...
1
vote
0answers
594 views

Can't run 'update-grub'

I've got some trouble with my Ubuntu-System: update-grub Generating grub configuration file ... grub-probe: error: disk `mduuid/c7ac5a8fef833db7b45d6c2ebb2e20e6,1' not found. But I'm still able to ...