Grub and ubuntu

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Sun Mar 16 12:10:01 UTC 2008


Karl Larsen wrote:
>     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
> root            (hd0,7)
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic 
> root=UUID=a9c1cb61-ddfd-44f6-88b
> 0-6dc976daf9ca ro quiet splash
> initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
> For some reason this was booting /dev/hda2 which is a mystery to me.

Did you fix up /etc/fstab to mount / from hda8 as well?

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