Commit a5eb91e5 authored by Rogier Goossens's avatar Rogier Goossens Committed by Curtis Gedak
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Further improve help manual wording

See Bug #667278 - Add support for setting UUID
parent 2f191307
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<sect3 id="gparted-changing-partition-uuid">
<title>Changing a Partition UUID</title>
<para>
To change the UUID of a partition:
To change the Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) of a partition:
<orderedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
......@@ -1153,34 +1153,41 @@
</para>
<para>
On FAT and NTFS file systems, the Volume Serial Number
is treated as the UUID. Changing the Volume Serial
Number on the Windows system partition, such as C:,
is used as UUID. Changing the Volume Serial
Number on the Windows system partition, normally C:,
might invalidate the WPA key. An invalid WPA key will
prevent login until you reactivate Windows.
</para>
<para>
In an attempt to avoid invalidating the WPA key, on
NTFS file systems only half of the UUID is set to a
new random value.
</para>
<para>
If the WPA key is invalidated you will need to
reactivate Windows before you can login.
new random value. On FAT file systems, such a precaution
is not possible.
</para>
<para>
The WPA key should not be affected by changing the
UUID of data partitions or removable media partitions.
In rare cases, a partition that is present
at boot time might be an exception to this rule.
</para>
</warning>
<warning>
<para>
Changing the UUID might cause a GNU/Linux system to
fail to boot, or to fail to mount a file system.
Changing the UUID when there is no need to do so might
cause a GNU/Linux system to fail to boot, or to fail
to mount a file system.
</para>
<para>
Changing the UUID is only required after copying a
partition. The UUID change is needed to prevent
duplicate UUIDs when both the source and the copy of
the partition are used on the same computer.
</para>
<para>
If boot or mount problems occur you might need to edit
configuration files, such as /etc/fstab, to ensure
that the correct UUID is specified.
configuration files, such as /etc/fstab, and
regenerate the grub menu to ensure that the correct
UUID is specified.
</para>
</warning>
</listitem>
......@@ -1712,8 +1719,9 @@
The copy of the partition has the same label
and the same Universally Unique Identifier (UUID)
as the source partition.
This can cause a problem when mount actions use the
partition label or the UUID to identify the partition.
This can cause a problem when booting, or when mount actions
use the partition label or the UUID to identify the
partition.
</para>
<para>
The problem is that the operating system will randomly
......@@ -1737,20 +1745,28 @@
<orderedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Change the UUID of the partition.
Change the UUID of either the source, or the copy
of the partition.
See <xref linkend="gparted-changing-partition-uuid"/>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
If the partition label is not blank, change the
label of the partition.
If the partition label is not blank then change the
label of either the source, or the copy of the
partition.
See <xref linkend="gparted-setting-partition-label"/>.
</para>
</listitem>
</listitem>
</orderedlist>
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
After you have applied the copy operation, delete or
reformat the source partition.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
Use some other method to ensure that the source
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......@@ -33,9 +33,9 @@ const Glib::ustring fat16::Change_UUID_Warning [] =
{ _( "Changing the UUID might invalidate the Windows Product Activation (WPA) key."
)
, _( "On FAT and NTFS file systems, the"
" Volume Serial Number is treated as the UUID."
" Volume Serial Number is used as the UUID."
" Changing the Volume Serial Number on the Windows system"
" partition, such as C:, might invalidate the WPA key."
" partition, normally C:, might invalidate the WPA key."
" An invalid WPA key will prevent login until you reactivate Windows."
)
, _( "Changing the UUID on external storage media and non-system partitions"
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......@@ -26,9 +26,9 @@ const Glib::ustring ntfs::Change_UUID_Warning [] =
{ _( "Changing the UUID might invalidate the Windows Product Activation (WPA) key."
)
, _( "On FAT and NTFS file systems, the"
" Volume Serial Number is treated as the UUID."
" Volume Serial Number is used as the UUID."
" Changing the Volume Serial Number on the Windows system"
" partition, such as C:, might invalidate the WPA key."
" partition, normally C:, might invalidate the WPA key."
" An invalid WPA key will prevent login until you reactivate Windows."
)
, _( "In an attempt to avoid invalidating the WPA key, on"
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