I have had to change and unchange this so many times that I want to check what it should be in a new install version. My fstab is working OK, but I may not have all the correct options written in the file. If you have not modified your U 12.10 fstab file, I would appreciate it if you could give me some feedback by checking gedit /etc/fstab and copying all after your UUID for the Ubuntu partition. Thanks, A4Skyhawk

  • Copying UUIDs from another system makes no sense at all - UUID stands for Universally Unique Identifier. – guntbert Mar 1 '13 at 18:11

It is UUID for your partition. Each UUID can be found with ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/

  • Shahverd, you may have responded before I made an edit to my OP. Please check my question again as your answer doesn't give me the information that I was after. Thanks, A4Skyhawk. – A4Skyhawk Mar 1 '13 at 17:58

To show UUID I prefer blkid

sudo blkid

The default entry for fstab will look like:

UUID=XXXX  /  ext4  relatime,errors=remount-ro  0  1

UUID=XXXX  none  swap  sw  0  0

See also:


What are the default mount settings for mount / fstab?

  • @A4Skyhawk you are welcome. – Panther Mar 2 '13 at 18:01

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