Multiple grub menu.lst?

Rashkae ubuntu at
Sat May 3 21:46:42 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.
> I agree with your diagnosis.
>> 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.
> It bothers me that the only UUID points to sda1.
> I thought each partition is supposed to have its own UUID.
> Or is it only one UUID per disk?
> If not, why does sda1 report, and sda2 and sda5 not report, UUIDs?

It's one UUID per filesystem.  However, the rest of your filesystems,
including swap, are under the care of LVM.  Unfortunately, LVM is not
something that I'm familiar enough to guide you through, but therein
lies the root of the tangle.

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