[Jaunty] Grub problem after update

wirechief silvermachineman at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 19:38:07 UTC 2009


I would try using ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid and see what the UUID is currently.
and change the menu.lst to match.

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 7:10 PM, Jim Smith <jim at oz.net> wrote:
> Yesterday I ran about 80+ updates which included grub. Since then this
> laptop won't boot the first kernel but will drop into Busybox and give
> the error message "ALERT! /dev/disk-by-UUID/=UUID= (UUID given) does not
> exist." Running sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst shows that all the UUIDs
> given are identical for all kernels and identical to the UUID given in
> the error message. Second kernel will boot normally.
> My menu.lst is attached in case I missed anything, running "sudo
> update-grub" picks up all the kernels but the end result is the same,
> firtst kernel will not boot.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Jim
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> # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
> #            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
> #            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
> #            and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.
>
> ## default num
> # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
> # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
> #
> # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
> # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
> # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
> # array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
> default         0
>
> ## timeout sec
> # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
> # (normally the first entry defined).
> timeout         150
>
> ## hiddenmenu
> # Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
> #hiddenmenu
>
> # Pretty colours
> color cyan/blue blink-white/blue
>
> ## password ['--md5'] passwd
> # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
> # control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
> # command 'lock'
> # e.g. password topsecret
> ## password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
> # password topsecret
>
> #
> # examples
> #
> # title         Windows 95/98/NT/2000
> # root          (hd0,0)
> # makeactive
> # chainloader   +1
> #
> # title         Linux
> # root          (hd0,1)
> # kernel        /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
> #
>
> #
> # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST
>
> ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
> ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
> ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below
>
> ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs
>
> ## ## Start Default Options ##
> ## default kernel options
> ## default kernel options for automagic boot options
> ## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
> ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
> ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
> ##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
> ##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
> # kopt=root=UUID=c8253db2-ac0b-4664-9e3c-837ce469a95d ro
>
> ## default grub root device
> ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
> # groot=(hd0,3)
>
> ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
> ## e.g. alternative=true
> ##      alternative=false
> # alternative=true
>
> ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
> ## e.g. lockalternative=true
> ##      lockalternative=false
> # lockalternative=false
>
> ## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
> ## alternatives
> ## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
> # defoptions=quiet splash
>
> ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
> ## e.g. lockold=false
> ##      lockold=true
> # lockold=false
>
> ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
> # xenhopt=
>
> ## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
> # xenkopt=console=tty0
>
> ## altoption boot targets option
> ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
> ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
> ##      altoptions=(recovery) single
> # altoptions=(recovery mode) single
>
> ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
> ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
> ## alternative kernel options
> ## e.g. howmany=all
> ##      howmany=7
> # howmany=3
>
> ## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
> ## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
> ## e.g. indomU=detect
> ##      indomU=true
> ##      indomU=false
> # indomU=detect
>
> ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
> ## e.g. memtest86=true
> ##      memtest86=false
> # memtest86=true
>
> ## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
> ## can be true or false
> # updatedefaultentry=false
>
> ## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
> ## can be true or false
> # savedefault=false
>
> ## ## End Default Options ##
>
> title           Ubuntu jaunty (development branch), kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
> root            (hd0,3)
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=c8253db2-ac0b-4664-9e3c-837ce469a95d ro quiet splash
> initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
>
> title           Ubuntu jaunty (development branch), kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
> root            (hd0,3)
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=c8253db2-ac0b-4664-9e3c-837ce469a95d ro  single
> initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
>
> title           Ubuntu jaunty (development branch), kernel 2.6.28-6-386
> root            (hd0,3)
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-6-386 root=UUID=c8253db2-ac0b-4664-9e3c-837ce469a95d ro quiet splash
> initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-6-386
>
> title           Ubuntu jaunty (development branch), kernel 2.6.28-6-386 (recovery mode)
> root            (hd0,3)
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-6-386 root=UUID=c8253db2-ac0b-4664-9e3c-837ce469a95d ro  single
> initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-6-386
>
> title           Ubuntu jaunty (development branch), kernel 2.6.27-14-generic
> root            (hd0,3)
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-14-generic root=UUID=c8253db2-ac0b-4664-9e3c-837ce469a95d ro quiet splash
> initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-14-generic
>
> title           Ubuntu jaunty (development branch), kernel 2.6.27-14-generic (recovery mode)
> root            (hd0,3)
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-14-generic root=UUID=c8253db2-ac0b-4664-9e3c-837ce469a95d ro  single
> initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-14-generic
>
> title           Ubuntu jaunty (development branch), memtest86+
> root            (hd0,3)
> kernel          /boot/memtest86+.bin
>
> ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
>
> # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
> # ones.
> title           Other Operating Systems:
>
>
>
> # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
> # on /dev/sda2
> title           Microsoft Windows XP Professional
> root            (hd0,1)
> savedefault
> makeactive
> chainloader     +1
>
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