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[Bug 1327910] Re: gnome-disks should display a copyable disk UUID


Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

** Changed in: gnome-disk-utility (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  gnome-disks should display a copyable disk UUID

Status in “gnome-disk-utility” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I needed to get the UUID of my swap partition (to compare and/or
  supply it to the `swapon` command). So I ran Ubuntu `disks`. When I
  click my swap partition, Disks shows some useful info about the
  partition (which I can copy, yay, but only field-by-field, boo!).  But
  the panel doesn't show the device UUID. It should.

  As a poor workaround, if I choose gears icon > Edit partition, the
  dialog has a Type drop-down with "Linux Swap (0657fblah-blah-blah)" in
  it. But I can't copy that, so I have to retype it, which is silly on a

  The advanced workaround is to root around in /dev/disk/by-ThisAndThat.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: gnome-disk-utility 3.10.0-1ubuntu3
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-29.53-generic
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-29-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: wl
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Sun Jun  8 15:33:02 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-27 (42 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
  SourcePackage: gnome-disk-utility
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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