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Bug#475525: Failure to start after installation using grub

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: CD
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/20080410-2/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso
Date: Apr 11 2008 01:00 UTC

Machine: Pc clon
Processor: PIV 2.4 ghz
Memory: 1 gb

/dev/sda1    jfs    mounted as /
/dev/sda3   xfs    mouned as /home
/dev/sda5   swap
/dev/sda6   xfs    mounted as /data

Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn: ( I'll send it to you later )

I've two disk drives :

- 80 gb serial ata ( initially detected as /dev/sda and after
installation /dev/sdb )
- 40 gb ata-133 ( initially detected as /dev/hdc and after
installation /dev/sda )

Base System Installation Checklist: [O]

Initial boot:                   [O]
Detect network card:     [O]
Configure network:        [O]
Detect CD:                   [O]
Load installer modules:  [O]
Detect hard drives:         [O]
Partition hard drives:      [O]
Install base system:      [O]
Clock/timezone setup:   [O]
User/password setup:    [O]
Install tasks:                 [O]
Install boot loader:         [O]
Overall install:               [O]


The problem is that after rebootig, grub boots ok, but then when it
tries to start the system, it can't find the partition /dev/sda1 ( as
it was detected at installation time ).
What I found out was that the disk was now detected as /dev/sdb
instead of /dev/sda.
So I changed the parameter in grub ( "E" command ) and changed
/dev/sda1 by /dev/sdb1.
After that, it loads the kernel but the system can't find the other
partitions ( /dev/sda3 /dev/sda5 - swap - /dev/sda6 ).
At that moment, it is proposed to give root password for entering in
maintenance mode, so I did it.
Then I changed the contents of the /dev/fstab to match the new way the
disk is detected ( /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sda ).
I alsa have to change the configuration file of the resume to point to
the "new" swap partition.
After that the system works great.

   Buenos Aires - Argentina

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