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good day der PHP-Freaks,


well on a manjaro-linux installation on a notebook i have gotten a freezing

then i switched it of - and afterward i have seen such a warning

hibernation-device UUID xyz not found -> dropped into emergency shell


Guess i have to install fresh


but i do not want to loose data   _ how to proceed in installing manjaro !?


Love to hear from you!




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....may i come back to the  hibernation-device UUID xyz not found -> dropped into emergency shell.

well may i follow the ideas below for getting the things fixed:

How do I change UUID of a disk to whatever I want?

I have an unique situation where I need to change UUID of usb flash drive to previous UUID. I formatted it and obviously number changed...

I've ubuntu server setup with 1TB hdd, and 4GB usb flash drive to boot from. Grub on hdd is configured for UUID which changed when I formated usb drive and reinstalled ubuntu server. I've no external monitor, so I attach usb to laptop and install server there... than I move it to server hardware.

As I mentioned my problem is that I need usb to go back to previous UUID, otherwise server won't boot. And I cannot get external monitor till monday! :)

I know I need these files changed afterwards:

The files for which UUID is most critical:



But I cannot find anywhere on the net info about customizing UUID.


If you used ext for it:

tune2fs /dev/{device} -U {uuid}

From man tune2fs

    -U UUID

Set the universally unique identifier (UUID) of the filesystem to UUID. The format of the UUID is a series of hex digits separated by hyphens, like this: c1b9d5a2-f162-11cf-9ece-0020afc76f16. The UUID parameter may also be one of the following:

clear  clear the filesystem UUID
random generate a new randomly-generated UUID
time   generate a new time-based UUID

The UUID may be used by mount(8), fsck(8), and /etc/fstab(5) (and possibly others) by specifying UUID=uuid instead of a block special device name like /dev/hda1.

I realize this is kind of an old question, but I found there was a new change, and this was what google snooped up for me, so I'll post the answer I found here.

when I tried to change my root filesystem's uuid (to a well known beginning and a serial number suffix) on new 14.04 ubuntu, I found to my horror tune2fs reported back: I can't do that to mounted file systems. I depend on being able to use a template image with a well known uuid, and change each install to a serialized uuid. I found the problem wasn't insurmountable.

There's a flag that needs to be disabled, to allow mounted-uuid changes with the new tune2fs. this is what my process looked like:

root@ubuntu1404:~# blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="2ec827b0-72be-4c73-b58a-102a37aa24a3" TYPE="ext4"
root@ubuntu1404:~# uuid="deafcafe-abba-daba-deca-fc0ffee05065"
root@ubuntu1404:~# root_disk=$(df /|grep /|cut -d' ' -f1)
root@ubuntu1404:~# echo $root_disk
root@ubuntu1404:~# tune2fs -U $uuid $root_disk
tune2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014)
The UUID may only be changed when the filesystem is unmounted.
root@ubuntu1404:~# tune2fs -O ^uninit_bg $root_disk
tune2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014)
root@ubuntu1404:~# tune2fs -U $uuid $root_disk
tune2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014)
root@ubuntu1404:~# tune2fs -O +uninit_bg $root_disk
tune2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014)
root@ubuntu1404:~# df -h /
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1       7.3G  3.9G  3.0G  58% /
root@ubuntu1404:~# blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="deafcafe-abba-daba-deca-fc0ffee05065" TYPE="ext4"

and besides this


For xfs see man xfs_admin

xfs_admin -U {uuid} {device}

{uuid} can be 'generate' to just get a new uuid.

For reiserfs see man tunefs.reiserfs

tunefs.reiserfs -i {uuid} {device}

For btrfs it seems the uuid is used thoughout the file systems so every node have to be updated. There is no safe way to do that yet.

well may we separate the discussion between the two topics of #

a. EFI & UEFI and
b. to hibernation-device UUID xyz not found -> dropped into emergency shell

look forward to hear from you

see for all - here https://www.dreamincode.net/forums/index.php?app=forums&module=post&section=post&do=reply_post&f=195&t=415435

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