Multiple grub menu.lst?
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Sat May 3 20:48:22 UTC 2008
Charlie Zender wrote:
>> And just for kicks, what happens when you try to mount boot?
>> sudo mount /boot
> zender at virga:~$ sudo mount /boot
> sudo: unable to resolve host virga
> mount: /dev/sda1 already mounted or /boot busy
Hey Charlie, sorry this is taking so long and has so much back an
forth.. Here is what I think has happened.
At some point prior to your upgrade to Hardy, the system became unable
to mount the /boot partition. Consequently, when the update to hardy
was done, any files that get written to /boot are not going into the
partition that Grub needs to start up, so only old files from your
previous install are ever available to the boot process.
What I do not understand, from the error message, is why you cannot
mount /boot from the command line. Clearly the UUID in your fstab is
resolving to the correct location.
But before we fix that, first we need to grab a copy of the /boot you
currently see, (with the hardy files), so that when the partition is
finally mounted, you will be able to copy the files into it.
sudo cp -a /boot/ /boot_backup
Then we can try to mount /boot. make sure you have no files in /boot
open, and that none of your command shells are currently in /boot
Then try a sudo mount /boot again.
If it still fails, type dmesg and see if any of the more recent messages
are errors relating to /dev/sda1. Also, try to run sudo fuser /boot to
see if any processes are listed as accessing /boot
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