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A Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) is an identifier standard used in software construction whose intent is to enable distributed systems to uniquely identify information without significant central coordination.

Typically, a UUID consists of 32 hexadecimal digits, displayed in 5 groups separated by hyphens, e.g.:


Getting UUIDs

To get a list of the UUIDs for your partitions:

  • open a terminal window
  • become root (type su and then enter your root password at the prompt)
  • use the command blkid


The output shown is from a system running Mepis 8.

UUID on Wikipedia

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