Determining / Recovering a Partition’s UUID (Univeral Unique Identifier)

I made a boo-boo after reinstalling my base Ubuntu system, and accidently copied over the entirety of the fresh installation’s /etc/fstab file with my old /etc/fstab.

The UUIDs of my new installation were lost, so after a little Googling I found that there’s a helpful little utility called “vol_id” specifically for determining this type of info…

vol_id [partition]

and voila, I’ve got my fstab back in fine shape 🙂

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