[Bug 1582899] Re: in-target: mkinitramfs: failed to determine device for /
ubuntu at iam.tj
Tue May 17 22:21:21 UTC 2016
Using a virtual machine I'm able to reproduce the differing UUIDs but
not able to reproduce the failure of the initrd generation.
The code that fires the error is /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hook-
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in-target: mkinitramfs: failed to determine device for /
Status in base-installer package in Ubuntu:
Sysadmin reported in #ubuntu (later #ubuntu-kernel) the 16.04 ubuntu-
server failed due to being unable to configure linux-
Lots of diagnostics and one SSH remote session later we seem to have
narrowed it down to the installer.
The cause of the error message appears to be that the symlink names in
/dev/disk/by-uuid/ haven't been updated after the partitioning stage
if there were pre-existing partitions and file-systems on the install
device, *and* the sysadmin chose to format the existing partitions
when selecting mountpoints.
In this case a hardware RAID device presents:
From the shell I noticed:
root at tmpstorage:/# ll /dev/disk/by-uuid/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 May 17 19:39 130e4419-4bfd-46d2-87f9-62e5379bf591 -> ../../sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 May 17 19:39 127d3fa1-c07c-48e4-9e26-1b926d37625c -> ../../sda3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 May 17 19:39 78b88456-2b0b-4265-9ed2-5db61522d887 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 May 17 19:39 2016-04-20-22-45-29-00 -> ../../sr1
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 120 May 17 19:39 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 May 17 19:39 .
root at tmpstorage:/# blkid /dev/sda*
/dev/sda: PTUUID="a84e60fd" PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sda1: UUID="61365714-8ff7-47a2-8035-8aed9e3191a6" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="a84e60fd-01"
/dev/sda2: UUID="78b88456-2b0b-4265-9ed2-5db61522d887" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="a84e60fd-02"
/dev/sda3: UUID="75f68451-9472-47c7-9efc-ed032bfa9987" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="a84e60fd-03"
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