systemd-gpt-auto-generator — Generator for automatically discovering
and mounting root,
/srv partitions, as well as
discovering and enabling swap partitions, based on GPT
partition type GUIDs.
is a unit generator that automatically discovers root,
and swap partitions and creates mount and swap units
for them, based on the the partition type GUIDs of
GUID partition tables (GPT). It implements the Discoverable
Partitions Specification. Note that this
generator has no effect on non-GPT systems, on systems
where the units are explicitly configured (for
example, listed in
or where the mount points are non-empty.
This generator will only look for root partitions on the same physical disk the EFI System Partition (ESP) is located on. It will only look for the other partitions on the same physical disk the root file system is located on. These partitions will not be search on systems where the root file system is distributed on multiple disks, for example via btrfs RAID.
is useful for centralizing file system configuration
in the partition table and making manual configuration
/etc/fstab or suchlike
This generator looks for the partitions based on their partition type GUID. The following partition type GUIDs are identified:
Table 1. Partition Type GUIDs
|Partition Type GUID||Name||Explanation|
|44479540-f297-41b2-9af7d131d5f0458a||On 32bit x86 systems the first x86 root partition on the disk the EFI ESP is located on is mounted to the root directory |
|4f68bce3-e8cd-4db1-96e7fbcaf984b709||On 64bit x86 systems the first x86-64 root partition on the disk the EFI ESP is located on is mounted to the root directory |
|933ac7e1-2eb4-4f13-b8440e14e2aef915||Home Partition||The first home partition on the disk the root partition is located on is mounted to |
|3b8f8425-20e0-4f3b-907f1a25a76f98e8||Server Data Partition||The first server data partition on the disk the root partition is located on is mounted to |
|0657fd6d-a4ab-43c4-84e50933c84b4f4f||Swap||All swap partitions located on the disk the root partition is located on are enabled.|
/srv partitions may be encrypted
in LUKS format. In this case a device mapper device is
set up under the names
/dev/mapper/srv. Note that this
might create conflicts if the same partition is listed
/etc/crypttab with a different
device mapper device name.
Also note that
will mount the EFI System Partition (ESP) to
/boot if not otherwise mounted.
When using this generator in conjunction with btrfs file systems make sure to set the correct default subvolumes on them, using btrfs subvolume set-default.
implements the Generator