Does Mint have an UUID number too? Menu.lst

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Does Mint have an UUID number too? Menu.lst

Postby nooby on Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:02 am

when I try to get what Linux Mint is you mention that one can use the Ubuntu repository.

Ubuntu versions like 8.04? have unique UUID numbers like this menu.lst

title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=5d64478e-4b2e-4c06-a74f-1a06d77a03fa ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic



Being a noob I fail to get this comment he have of (recovery mode) and why it is ro single

Single as in single user and not multi user mode?

My question is about the UUID root=UUID=5d64478e-4b2e-4c06-a74f-1a06d77a03fa

Does every Linux Mint have a similar UUID and is it for the software at update to know which update
to send? How do I find out which UUID my LM has. I use the LinuxMint-5-r1.iso and want to do a frugal
install of it.
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Re: Does Mint have an UUID number too? Menu.lst

Postby Fred on Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:19 am

nooby,

Mint uses UUIDs. UUIDs have nothing to do with the software or a particular copy of Mint. UUIDs are unique identifiers for partitions. In Mint they don't use the UUID in the /boot/grub/menu.lst

You should read the below information in the wiki about UUIDs.

http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... _a_problem

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Re: Does Mint have an UUID number too? Menu.lst

Postby nooby on Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:50 am

Sorry my dealy in thanking you for very informative answer.

I especially like this example.

In menu.lst you make the same kind of change, like this:

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic
quiet
savedefault

Note the difference in the lines "root" and "kernel".

In the line "root" it's the way grub works. Grub starts from zero and always uses hd. So the one in (hd0,1) is sda2.


That one could help me install mint in frugal mode maybe. But I am not sure if I should cause my ISP seems
to think me is not there cause Mint hide me from their ping. So connection dies within some 30 minutes or so.

Fortunately it usually get back if I unplug and plug the cable in again.

But Mint lack some of the mplayer installs too and I prefer to find a distro that has it all
from scratch cause as a noob I always fail doing synaptic and such.

so I get back here if I decide to install. thanks for your answer
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