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

From: Tomáš Ebenlendr
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ntfs UUIDs (Re: UUID-based boot (Re: [PATCH] Environment block support for grub2))
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 07:44:26 +0200 (CEST)
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Dne 7 Červen 2008, 01:31, Robert Millan napsal(a):
> 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.

That seems to me as some backward (pronounce: awkward) compatibility of
M$ Volume ID. Volume ID in M$ windows is (as you say) 'xxxx-xxxx' two
16 bit hexadecimal numbers. And all programs I tested report the number
this way. So if we want user to enter these numbers manually we should
ignore the remaining four bits. Alternatively we can provide utility that
prints out whole serial number.

                            Tomas Ebenlendr

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