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Old 08-12-2018, 03:40 PM   #1
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After System crash hd partition uefi naming problem.


Because of a known issue of flaky Rams or mobo on this computer, it crash about once a week. (i can live with that).
But this time after the reboot i tried to run my (good) backup script on my Music HDD drive as usual and this time i get this message (cp: cannot stat '/media/normand/5708fe6e-76e5-44ee-93ce-4f7bfdddb0dc/Music), the drive is mounted but shows empty..
Then i realise that UEFI naming for that drive has change from 5708fe6e-76e5-44ee-93ce-4f7bfdddb0dc TO F8A3-6AD1 in /home/normand/
How is this even possible, and what can i do to get back (safely) my music. I got a backup luckily.

Thank you for your help.

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Old 08-12-2018, 08:03 PM   #2
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Is this hard drive internal or external i.e. USB etc.

Both 5708fe6e-76e5-44ee-93ce-4f7bfdddb0dc and F8A3-6AD1 are known as UUIDs which are generated when the partition is formatted and not unique to UEFI. F8A3-6AD1 is indicative of FAT32 (vfat) filesystem and in the Windows/DOS world known as the volume serial number.

Many desktops automatically mount external hard drives at /home/<user name>/UUID if the partition label is empty so that isn't unusual. The output of the /sbin/blkid command will show the device ID and associated UUID. You can look at the output of the dmesg command to see if the drive/filesystem has errors as well as the lsusb command if external to see if it is being recognized.

It is possible the filesystem has become corrupted due to the computer crashing. What type of filesystem i.e. ext2/3/4, NTFS etc.
 
Old 08-12-2018, 08:07 PM   #3
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Talking My Bad

I just realized what probably happened: I formated many time a USB drive to Fat 32 for use with Unetbootin, and i probably formated my music drive by accident with Gparted, i remember that was the drive that showed up in top. (It is now in Fat 32 and instead of NTFS).
LUCKILY i have a backup.
 
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