Take care when using UUIDs for partition moving etc etc Solved

  1. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Take care when using UUIDs for partition moving etc etc


    Hi folks
    just a warning - particularly when moving / re-arrainging partitions which use a UUID for mounting e.g Linux fstab

    I spent a fruitless (off and on) 3 hours trying to fix a system where I'd moved the /mome partition

    in the /etc/fstab I had UUUID= in stead of UUID=

    It's really easy to miss these sorts of errors !!!!

    sometimes in VM's rather than re-install the OS you might want to move the / and /home (or any other partitions) -- I got a larger SSD for some VM's and rather than re-install the OS's I was messing around with partition management. Macrium works brilliantly to "Clone" the OS's to larger devices (virtual disks in this case)) -- but the fun part now comes with moving / re-allocating. It's not as easy as windows !!!!! but doable.

    Anyway a decent learning experience - but to save other people time -- do take care and check the partition UUID's carefully !!!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    And you were trying to move the /mome partition instead of the /home partition?
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    And you were trying to move the /mome partition instead of the /home partition?

    Hi there

    Nice one !!!!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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