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Old 11-22-2006, 05:34 PM   #1
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Change Partition Number, does UUID change?

I managed to screw up my partition table. Now my HDD6 appears before HDD5 in the partion order. HDD5 is my Suse root and HDD6 is my Ubuntu root. I've decided to go ahead and delete my old Suse Partion and stick solely with Ubuntu. I'm not familiar at all with UUID's though. If I delete the Suse partion my Ubuntu / changes from /dev/hdd6 to /dev/hdd5. Does this change my UUID? I'm not sure if I need to modify my fstab or not. Thanks.
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You'll need to modify your bootloader (grub /lilo) to point to the new root/boot partition, and you'll have to modify your /etc/fstab to make sure that / is being mounted as the correct partition.

I strongly recommend you have a bootable live-CD version of linux at hand in case you end up making a mistake and cannot boot! If this happens, you can boot from the live-CD, and correct grub &/or fstab until you get it right.

If you find this too daunting, do not delete your suse partition, just reformat it and use it for your ~/Music or whatever.


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