Lenny 507 install fails due to device naming and grub issues
Justification: breaks the whole system
I was having no luck submitting this via "firstname.lastname@example.org",
hence direct to mailing list...
When attempting to install Lenny 507 via either netinst CD or complete
DVD's from January 14th, 2011:
1) System is a Dell system with Broadcom NICs which requires having the
BNX .deb drivers available at boot - I used a USB stick for this.
2) During the installation, the USB stick is identified as sdb and the
hardware raid (PERC SAS RAID controller) is identified as sdc.
3) Choose to use entire disk for linux using LVM with multiple partitions.
4) Choose to install grub in master boot block.
2 issues occur in this environment:
A) Grub fails to install boot block.
Message: ...the file boot grub stage1 not read correctly
which has been seen in older posts, but not necessarily in this context.
grub works without LVM using manual fixed partitioning...
But, even if you use fixed partitioning, then the next issue appears...
B) Resulting boot device reference is wrong.
During installation, the entire disk is referenced as "sdc", which, when
the system is rebooted will be seen as "sda".
But, grub's device map and the system's fstab all refer to sdc, which no
Even when grub does install in the boot sector properly, manual booting
via grub is required since the device references are inaccurate after
the boot image and USB are no longer "ahead" of the boot device.