(initramfs) Assuming drive cache: write through

pat decampos decampos at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 11:26:09 UTC 2008


i've tried that, but it doesn't recognize my boot partition. i have to edit
to grub boot options to boot from hd(2,1) to hd(1,1), and then I can boot
into ubuntu.

very strange, and i don't understand why it's happened.

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 10:16 PM, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca>
wrote:

> pat decampos wrote:
>
> > hi all,
> >
> > i've been using ubuntu happily for a year now and have never seen this
> > issue before. google leaves me empty handed.
> >
> > i plugged in an external HD formatted in NTFS and started my machine.
> > ubuntu came up with the error seen in the subject. if i unplug the hard
> > drive, it doesn't find the partition, however, windows can see it fine
> > (dual booting, i installed via wubi). ubuntu side it says something about
> > busybox, and it has a list of commands if i type HELP.
> >
> > has anyone encountered this issue before? what did you do to resolve it?
>
> Why not boot without it, and _then_ plug it in?  In my experience, booting
> with USB drives connected, but without a boot loader on them, will fail if
> USB is selected to boot first in the BIOS.
> --
> derek
>
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