Ubiquity failed to mount /boot

Thorny thorntreehome at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 11:20:31 UTC 2009

On Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:55:05 +0200, Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) posted:

> On Mon, March 30, 2009 11:15, Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) wrote:
> *snip*
>> I was able to do a completely manual installation of grub on /dev/sda1
>> (/boot). It took me a couple of hours to figure out that this is
>> (hd0,0) for the livecd, but it's actually (hd2,0) when I'm booting into
>> grub. I needed the Super Grub Disk to find that out.
> Not only was (hd0,0) actually (hd2,0), what I thought was /dev/sda1 (and
> mounted as such in /etc/fstab) was actually /dev/sdc1. Result: only the
> kernel that was installed with the livecd worked correctly with LVM, the
> others didn't.

Yes, isn't the way that drives are enumerated differently these days a
joy? :-) Took me a while to get my head around that too.

You might want to consider mounting by Label or UUID in your fstab rather
than device node. Personally I prefer by Label because I can usually
remember the Label I've given a partition easier than a long UUID string
but both work.

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