Craig White wrote: > On Sun, 2009-04-26 at 01:31 -0700, jdow wrote: > >> $blkid /dev/sda1 >> /dev/sda1: LABEL="/boot-7" UUID="bfe129cd-8087-4c0b-aad1-08508b7adee2" >> SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" >> >> It works by partition not drive. > ---- > I think it is more like, you won't see the results you expect if you > supply /dev/sdX as the argument because /dev/sdX is a physical device > and not a block device to Linux. > No, /dev/sdX is no different then /dev/sdX# as far as device files are concerned. It is just that they are not normally labeled if you have a partition table. But there is no reason you could not give it one. It is also possible to use a disk without a partition table. While it is not common usage, there is nothing stopping you from running mke2fs /dev/sdX and mounting the file system using mount /dev/sdX /mnt/filesystem. > Thus an apparent non-answer is actually the correct answer returning no > block attributes queried for a physical device. > > It's apparent in the first line of the man page... > > NAME > blkid - command-line utility to locate/print block device attributes > > Craig > The reasion it returns no results is because the device does not have a UUID, not because it isn't a block device. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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