Multiple grub menu.lst?

Rashkae ubuntu at
Sat May 3 17:06:49 UTC 2008

Charlie Zender wrote:
>> Nothing to do with UUID's, your barking up the wrong tree there.
> OK
>> Tell me how your partitions and hard drives are organized.  Do you have
>> only one hard dive as sda?
> Yes
>> What partions are your root and boot on?
> It's a dedicated linux laptop with one disk.
> Here are the fstab and the mount output from the running system:
> zender at virga:~$ more /etc/fstab
> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
> #
> # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
> proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
> /dev/mapper/Ubuntu-root / ext3  defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
> UUID=b5778bca-8cc1-4494-9707-6667010847c8 /boot ext3 defaults 0 2
> /dev/mapper/Ubuntu-swap_1 none  swap    sw              0       2
> /dev/cdrom     /media/cdrom0    udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
> root at virga:/etc# mount
> /dev/mapper/Ubuntu-root on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
> proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
> /sys on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
> varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755)
> varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
> udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
> devshm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
> devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
> lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw)
> securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
> binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc
> (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)

Allright, this is interesting.  You have an entry for /boot in your
fstab, but it's not getting mounted (notice it's not included in the
mount command listing?)  So the menu.lst file you are looking at when
you manually view it is written directly on the root filesystem.
Strange that old /boot partition is not getting recognized at all.
Please provide the outputs of the following command.

sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda

And just to save an e-mail, I would also like the UUID for each
partition listed.

Example: sudo vol_id /dev/sda1 | grep UUID=

And just for kicks, what happens when you try to mount boot?

sudo mount /boot

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