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Sometimes you come across a generic USB drive and the drive doesn't have a unique serial number in the firmware. I know that if one of these devices is plugged in to a Windows machine that it will generate a serial number for the USB drive and it will be identifiable as a generated serial number because it will contain a "&" in the second position of the serial number. I also know that different route hosts on the same machine will generate a different serial number for the same USB drive on the same Windows machine. I also know that Ubuntu will store USB device information in the var/log/syslog file. My question is if a generic USB device is plugged into linux, will it generate a serial number for the device in the same way that windows does? Will it also generate a different serial for the same USB drive through different USB ports? I'd try this myself to get the answer but out of all of the USB drives I have all of them have actual serial numbers. -.- Thanks for your time!