8.04 -> 10.04 Grub Grub 2 and LVM

Robert Steinmetz rob at steinmetznet.com
Tue Jun 29 21:44:54 UTC 2010

On 6/29/2010 4:14 PM, Tom H wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Robert Steinmetz AIA
> <rob at steinmetznet.com>  wrote:
>> I have recently upgraded one of my machines from 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS and
>> have been unable to boot it since.
>> The root partition is on a RAID Array with LVM installed.
>> I can boot using a Live CD and using the nodmraid option then load lvm2 and
>> mdadm. I can then activate the arrays and restore the volume groups. The
>> files appear intact but it appears that lvm is not being loaded during boot.
>> I have also discovered that GRUB was not upgraded to GRUB2
> At what point does your boot fail
GRUB starts and begins to load. it them fails to find the root file 
system and drops into a shell.
> Is /boot lvm'd or mdadm'd? What is /boot's filesystem?
/boot is not lvm'd or mdadm it is a reiserfs
/ is both lvm'd and mdadm'd
> Is grub2 not installed or is it chainloaded by grub1?
I don't think grub2 is installed
grub-install -v returns version 0.97

*Robert Steinmetz, AIA*
*Steinmetz & Associates*
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