Grub and ubuntu
k5di at zianet.com
Sun Mar 16 12:03:05 UTC 2008
I just discovered a bad situation. Go back a few weeks when I used
dd to copy my ubuntu from /dev/hda2 to /dev/hda8 and I changed the root
calls in menu.lst so grub will boot the copied version on /dev/hda8. It
seemed to work.
But noticed when I used df that it said it was using /dev/hda2. I
wondered why df was wrong.
I learned yesterday that the grub call below was booting /dev/hda2
instead of /dev/hda8 as it is expected to.
title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
0-6dc976daf9ca ro quiet splash
For some reason this was booting /dev/hda2 which is a mystery to me.
When I decided to delete the ubuntu on /dev/hda2 even stranger
things happened. I now look at menu.lst and it has NO instructions on
where to find kernel! The whole thing is # out.
So I need to believe df and fix a problem right away. My fix is not
good although it seems to work. I think ubuntu changed the menu.lst and
made a menu.lst.old which now exists.
I think it must be the darn UUID label that has /dev/hda2 within it.
How do I change this?
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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