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Old 03-22-2009, 12:49 PM   #1
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Question Can I expect UUID problems with grub


I have three different Operating Systems on the 160 Gb drive . XP , Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora 7 .

I want to delete the Fedora 7 partition and make the space free for XP data.

However I anticipate problems . I once installed FC10 on the Fedora 7 partition and Ubuntu started giving UUID problems .

It would load but first go through recovery mode.


Can anybody give me suggestions to get Ubuntu to load smoothly after modifying the Fedora 7 partition .

I use dcfldd to save the partition image so I can always restore the Fedora 7 partition if things get beyond control .


Thank you ,
 
Old 03-23-2009, 08:10 AM   #2
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Post your /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/menu.lst files and indicate which partition you intend to delete and how you intend to "make the space free for XP data". That should tell the whole story without too much guesswork.
 
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UUID issues are because filesystems(s) are re-formatted. In you install case, Fedora issues a mkswap - changes the UUID for your swap partition. Deleting partitions (other than the root of course) shouldn't cause any problems with UUID.
 
Old 03-25-2009, 12:36 PM   #4
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Post your /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/menu.lst files and indicate which partition you intend to delete and how you intend to "make the space free for XP data". That should tell the whole story without too much guesswork.
I will do what you require .. Just want to mention that actually I will not delete it . Just reformat it to NTFS .

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The UUID is for the filesystem. They are references used in place of device nodes. That allows you to, for example, split /dev/sda3 into two partitions, without having to change the old /dev/sda4 to /dev/sda5 in grub's menu.lst or /etc/fstab. If the partition is mounted using the UUID number, the correct partition will be mounted.

If you reformat, consider it a new partition. It is a new filesystem, and references to the old one, either device nodes or UUID numbers will be invalid.

P.S. I think I read your post wrong. You must mean that you are deleting XP and installing Fedora!

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