Help with Gutsy Upgrade
rick_knight at rlknight.com
Tue Apr 1 15:42:08 UTC 2008
Ubuntu developers. I know this is not the place for the usual requests
for help with Ubuntu, but I don't know where else to look. I've posted
to the Ubuntu-users list, the Ubuntu and Kubuntu forums and I've be
visited both #ubuntu and #kubuntu on IRC. I've even added my comment to
a Launchpad bug report, #190588. I've gotten several suggestions to fix
my problem, but so far none of them have made a difference. I've also
tried to post to ubuntu-devel, but the moderator refused the post and
recommended I post here instead.
About 2 weeks ago I tried to upgrade my PC using the instructions found
here http://www.kubuntu.org/announcements/7.10-release.php. The upgrade
froze at Installing packages 2%. After a couple of hours I stopped the
upgrade process and tried again. This time the upgrade finished
successfully. I rebooted the PC expecting to get a new Gutsy desktop,
but instead got the Busy Box initramfs prompt and this message...
Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline or missing modules, devices: cat
/proc/modules ls /dev
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/(my boot disk uuid) does not exist. Dropping to
All modules seem to be present and loaded but "ls /dev/disk/by-uuid"
shows I have no hard drives (I actually have 2 hard drives, both EIDE
devices, not SATA).
I can boot using the prior Feisty 2.6.20-16-generic kernel and am able
to trouble shoot using the older kernel. As I said above, I have tried
several suggestions to fix this problem, but so far none have had any
I've tried re-installing the 2.6.22-14-generic kernel.
I've tried modifying initramfs.
I've re-installed and updated GRUB.
I've modified GRUB's menu.lst to use /dev/sd and /dev/hd drive identifiers.
I've tried to re-run the upgrade, both form the internet and from the
alternate CD, but both methods say my system is up to date and can't be
I don't know if this may be important information, but when I upgraded
from Dapper to Feisty my system refused to recognize the new /dev/sd
drive identifiers and I had to modify GRUB and /etc/fstab to use /dev/hd
instead, but that didn't work this time.
While this may not be a common problem with the Feisty / Gutsy upgrade,
a Google search shows the several are have the same or similar upgrade
Can someone here please give me some suggestions to fix this problem?
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