Ubiquity failed to mount /boot

Amedee Van Gasse amedee at vangasse.eu
Mon Mar 30 12:38:40 UTC 2009

On Mon, March 30, 2009 13:20, Thorny wrote:
> 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.

Labeling the drives is on my todo-list and normally I always do that, but
this time I just needed the dmn box to work as fast as possible. Next time
I won't cut the corners. :-)

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