Gutsy Upgrade problem
rick_knight at rlknight.com
Tue Mar 18 18:23:05 UTC 2008
I've looked just about everywhere else. Hoping someone here can help me.
I upgraded from Feisty to Gutsy. I had one
problem in the upgrade and had to abort (upgrade install hung at 2% for
over 2 hours) . I completed the upgrade in a
terminal with these commands...
sudo apt-get --configure -a
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Th upgraded completed successfully. When I rebooted there was a long
delay at the splash screen then this...
Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline or missing modules,devices: cat
/proc/modules ls /dev
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/(boot disk uuid) does not exist. Dropping to a
Then I get the Busy Box banner and prompt
I've used blkid to verify the uuid is correct. I've edited
/boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/fstab to use drive path (/dev/hdb5 &
/dev/sdb5) instead of uuid. I also modified /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
and added these lines (from a post at Launchpad)...
# added for support of older, standard hdx drives
# black-list bad driver
# prevent unnecessary modules from loading (optional)
I then ran...
sudo initramfs-tools -u 2.6.22-14-generic
to rebuild the init image.
I have also removed and re-installed the kernel image (while booted into
my Feisty kernel) but that, too did not work.
So far nothing has worked. I still boot to a busy box prompt with a
message indicating my hard drives can't be found.
I am able to boot to my Feisty kernel without any problems.
I really DO NOT want to have to reformat my PC to solve this upgrade
These symptoms are identical to launchpad bug #190588. I've added a
comment to that bug report, but the report is over a month old and is
still un-assigned and has no importance attached to it.
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