The problem is mounting partitions containing Windows systems in Daryna, and relates to the UUIDs which are attributed to them.
By definition, UUIDs are unique - but in Daryna 3 partitions (ntfs, Win XP Pro) on 2 different disks, are represented in /etc/fstab with identical UUIDs. How come? I strongly suspect that this is related to my continuing problem - Daryna always boots with these 3 partitions being mounted to one /media/sdxx - not always the same one. Of course only one is accessible. Routinely I have to inspect, unmount 2, and re-mount them to their correct /medium.
Originally I had different problems in Celena, but now these appear to have been solved by using MintDisk to allow 'Mount ntfs partitions'. Of course I tried to do the same in Daryna, but there, no MintDisk utility.
During forum correspondence, I first mentioned UUIDs in a post a week ago, and Chi replied saying ~$ sudo vol_id -u device would give that information. I've printed out the manual for vol_id.
I've now tried this in Celena, where UUIDs are not required, and these particular ones don't appear in the fstab, although they are now correctly mounted and accessible. Even in this context, the command ~$ sudo vol_id -u (with each of the 3 problem partitions as argument) returns 3 identical values for the UUIDs - and these are 16-digit, whereas according to the Wikimint article explaining UUIds, they should be 32-digit, like those for ext3 partitions. From where does this command get its information?
As ever, I shall be most grateful for advice.
Last edited by T J Tulley
on Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Yours hopefully -
Using a PC with 2GB RAM, 3 hdds and a 1.7 GHz Celeron cpu.