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Using the UUID to reference volumes
Authored by: Cat2Mac on Feb 15, '06 01:12:58PM
I must cede to your greater knowledge of the nuances of the boot process. My intention was primarily to bring attention to an intrinsic property (that everyone in the thread seemed to be ignoring) of any volume/partition that is:
  1. Generated & recorded on each volume during formatting
  2. UNIQUE to each volume
  3. Stable & unchanging (unless reformatted)
  4. Stays the same even if mounted on a different computer.
Rather than looking for combinations of ephemeral values to identify a volume, why don't you use the one value that is designed to be a unique value: the UUID.

Please let me know if there is some reason why the UUID can't be used to identfy a drive (whether used as a swap volume or some other purpose),

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Using the UUID to reference volumes
Authored by: TigerKR on Feb 15, '06 05:01:30PM

This thread is about setting up a swap partition.

You can't use an UUID to setup a swap partition because swap is setup before ANY UUID information is read/used; UUID only comes into play only AFTER the swap is happily swapping along already.

Therefore, this thread is ignoring UUID discussions because this thread is about setting up a swap partition.



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