Gutsy Upgrade problem

Rick Knight rick_knight at rlknight.com
Fri Mar 21 15:45:20 UTC 2008


NoOp wrote:
> On 03/19/2008 09:15 PM, Rick Knight wrote:
>   
>> NoOp wrote:
>>     
>
>   
>>> What happens when you select:
>>> Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
>>>   
>>>       
>> I get the same results, whether I use the recovery mod or normal mode. 
>> The only difference is the message states that /dev/hdb5.
>>     
>>> To ensure that the UUID's are correct in the grub file, issue:
>>>
>>> $ sudo update-grub
>>>       
>
> Did you do this? If not *please* do it.
>
>   
>>> That will place the correct UUID's in your grub file. There is no
>>> similar command (that I know of) for doing the same for your fstab, so:
>>>
>>> $ sudo fdisk -l
>>>       
>
> Please post the results
>
>   
>>> Now check the UUIDs again for the drives & swap:
>>>
>>> $ sudo /sbin/vol_id -u /dev/sd*
>>>   
>>>       
>> rick at rick:/home/rick$ sudo /sbin/vol_id -u /dev/hdb5
>> cb18ce85-3710-4259-9abb-ce8a0ca67e13
>>     
>
> And the swap UUID's are correct?
>
> [snip]
>
>   
>> For some reason I am unable to use the /dev/sd* drive designation. Even 
>> in Feisty I could not use /dev/sd*. I've only been able to use /dev/hd* 
>> and the UUID. Maybe this is part of the problem. When I change 
>> grub/menu.lst and fstab to use /dev/sd* my ststem will not even read 
>> vmlinuz from /boot.
>>     
>
> You will *need* to use sd*. It will work with sd*, but should be changed
> to UUID's when you are sure they are correct.
>
> [snip]
>
>   
>>> If you are trying to boot from hdb5, this should read:
>>>
>>> # /dev/sdb5
>>> UUID=cb18ce85-3710-4259-9abb-ce8a0ca67e13 /               ext3
>>> defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
>>>   
>>>       
>> I have tried this. It doesn't work for me. with the UUID and with 
>> /dev/hd* I get the Busy Box prompt. With /dev/sd* it won't even begin to 
>> boot.
>>     
>
> Then do sudo update-grub.
>
> Please also just use a simple fstab, then build up once that works.
>
>   
>>> You might try just a simple fstab first (save your old under a different
>>> name & ensure the UUID's are correct) to clear out the possibility of
>>> problems with the other device definitions:
>>>
>>> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
>>> #
>>> # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
>>> proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
>>> # /dev/sdb5 (change sd* and UUID if necessary)
>>> UUID=cb18ce85-3710-4259-9abb-ce8a0ca67e13 /               ext3
>>> defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
>>> # /dev/sdb6 (change sd* and UUID if necessary)
>>> UUID=8c1fbc9c-8304-4f24-b5bb-af1626035357 none            swap    sw
>>>           0       0
>>> /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
>>> /dev/scd1       /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
>>> /dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
>>>
>>> And boot. If you get the basics correct (main partition & swap) then you
>>> can add in your other drives/partions one by one.
>>>
>>> If the above screws up your feisty drive mounts, don't panic, just boot
>>> into recovery mode and change the fstab back to the old.
>>>
>>>
>>>   
>>>       
>> Why did Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Debian go to /dev/sd* drive designation? What 
>> kernel modules are involved? Since /dev/sd  is essentially SCSI Disk I 
>> assume it's part of SCSI subsystem, but what makes it see IDE/EIDE/ATA 
>> Hard drives? Maybe I'm missing some part of that.
>>     
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingUUID
>
> If all else fails, then I'd recommend that you boot back into the feisty
> kernel and do another upgrade using the alternate CD. You can try an
> online upgrade, but I find it easier to upgrade from the alternate CD
> (just put it in and it should prompt you) and then do the online updates
> afterwards.
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GutsyUpgrades
> http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux/upgrade-ubuntu-from-feisty-to-gutsy/
>
>
>   
NoOp,

I'll have some time to try (in some cases re-try) this tonight or 
Sunday. I'll post back here.

Also, I thought I had run "grub install", but I don't see it my history. 
Anyway what does "update-grub" do that "grub install" doesn't do?

Thanks again,
Rick




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