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[PATCH] ntfs UUIDs (Re: UUID-based boot (Re: [PATCH] Environment block s

From: Robert Millan
Subject: [PATCH] ntfs UUIDs (Re: UUID-based boot (Re: [PATCH] Environment block support for grub2))
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 01:31:31 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 01:22:23AM +0800, Bean wrote:
> > Then for the Vista use case, I suppose the remaining questions are if NTFS
> > supports UUIDs (or otherwise we have to ressort to labels?), and if we can
> > extract filesystem metadata from Windows (if possible without requiring that
> > a Cygwin installation is present).
> ntfs has a 64-bit serial number, it's not quite the same as uuid, but
> it can be used to identify the partition.

This patch adds the 64-bit serial number as UUID.  But I'm not sure what is the
"standard" method to stringify this number.  Apparently, Windows only prints
half of it in the dir command.

Robert Millan

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